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UPDF Officer Shoots Motorcyclist Dead at Kawanda Secondary School

The Police in Kawempe is investigating circumstances under which a man was shot dead at Kawanda Secondary School in Wakiso District on Friday.

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson has identified the suspect as Abdul Ssali and the victim as Ronald Waliggo who was riding a motorcycle registration number UEG 721C.

According to eyewitnesses, it is alleged that Ssali and Waliggo got into a misunderstanding when Ssali driving a UPDF vehicle, a Land Cruiser was leaving the school premises after picking up one of the students in Senior Three.

The eyewitnesses say that while leaving the school, Ssali met a number of motorcycles and cars at the gate. The road being narrow, this prompted him to squeeze into the side where the deceased had parked.

This caused an altercation after Waligo complained to the driver about being squeezed which attracted a big group of riders that also condemned the driver’s actions.

This prompted the driver to enter his vehicle where he picked up an AK47 and shot at Waliggo killing him instantly. Ssali later sped off from the scene.

Owoyesigyire says that they have been able to identify the number plate of the vehicle as H4DF 1939 with the help of CCTV cameras.

According to Owoyesigirye, Waligo was shot in the left shoulder and the bullet came out from the right shoulder.

He says that the Police will liaise with the UPDF to help identify the driver.

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