Police confirms 45 killed and 836 arrested in Free Bobi Wine riots

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, has confirmed that a total of 836 people have been arrested and at least 45 people lost their lives in the two day Free Bobi Wine riots across the country last week.

While addressing media on Monday the police mouth piece said the new suspects have been arrested with help of CCTV security cameras that captured the events.

The protests followed the arrest and detention of Robert Kyagulanyi, populary known as Bobi Wine the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate.

Protests broke out spontaneously across the country and security agencies responded shooting indiscriminately in buildings leaving scores dead.

Enanga said earlier on joint security team had arrested 577 suspects during two days protests.

Out of the 836 suspects arrested in total, police have already arraigned 362 in various courts of law where they were charged with inciting violence, malicious damage of property and unlawful protests.

Enanga said the remaining 633 suspects will appear in courts of law by close of this week starting today.

Police added that the number of people who died in the two days protests, according to the official police records, has increased from 28 to 45.

Enanga said the number of new suspects includes Benson Kasozi one of the people who were captured on cameras attacking Nakivubo Police Post commander, Consulate Kasule.

Kasule was attacked as she removed logs and stones placed in the middle of the road at Totalia Building in the City Centre.

In the protests, 11 police officers were injured by stones pelted at them by protesters. At least 100 civilians were also injured and some are still nursing their wounds.

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