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BREAKING! NUP Journalist Ashraf Kasirye shot by police, feared dead

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KAMPALA: Journalist Ashraf Kasirye attached to NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi’s camp has been shot by security operatives, the Daily Express understands.

Ashraf who works for Ghetto Media, an online media channel affiliated to
Bobi wine was reportedly shot in the head by Police in Masaka on Sunday as Bobi Wine was heading to Lwengo for his presidential campaign trail.

“Police in Masaka has shot Kasirye Ashraf, one of our journalists who works with Ghetto media as we headed to Lwengo district for our campaigns. He is severely bleeding from the head and feared to be dead,” NUP posted on their official Facebook page.

The development comes at a time when the Electoral Commission has suspended physical campaign meetings in 11 districts across the country due to surging Covid-19 numbers.

The EC spokesperson, Paul Bukenya on Saturday said campaign meetings in the mentioned districts which are considered to be registering high spread of the novel virus had been suspended starting December 26, 2020 until further notice.

“The EC has suspended campaign meetings in districts/cities categorised by Ministry of Health as having high spread of Covid-19. From 26/12/20, no campaign meetings will be held in Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Wakiso, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo, Kampala and Tororo,” Bukenya tweeted.

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