Bobi Wine Arrest: Death toll hits 19 as protests span countrywide

The Uganda Police on Thursday evening confirmed that at least 19 people have so far died from the protests that erupted in Kampala and other parts of the country following the arrest of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine in Luuka on Wednesday.

While addressing the media, the Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, confirmed that the death toll had risen to 19 after several casualities had breathed their last from injuries sustained from bullets and stampede that marred the protests in the city center and other urban cities across the country.

Out of the 19 confirmed dead, 9 had been shot by live ammunition and died while undergoing surgery at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

On Thursday, the Kampala Minister Betty Amongi visited Mulago National Referral Hospital to assess the situation of the causalities and fatalities.

She said that as managers of the Kampala Metropolitan area, they were facing a huge task to end the protests in the city.

Amongi however said they are working with all the sectors to bring order in the city.

Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the Primary Health Care State Minister appreciated the work of health workers in different hospitals like Rubaga, Nambya and Mengo among others for saving the lives of the injured.

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