One man has been killed as security detail of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni opened fire at ‘hooligans’ who attacked the president’s motorcade as they left a campaign rally on Monday.
Local sources say one of the president’s official cars was smashed during the incident at the northwestern district of Arua.
Emilian Kayima in a statement issued late on Monday said that hooligans pelted stones at President Yoweri Museveni’s motorcade as he left Arua Boma Grounds where he had held the last campaign rally for his ruling party candidate, Nusura Tiperu at Prisons Cell.
“Security forces quickly intervened to calm down the situation, and the situation became riotous as many were pelting stones at the convoy of the president, which is unacceptable,” he said.
“We condemn these acts of violence that do not show how mature we are politically,” he said.
He said a number of suspects have been arrested to help with investigations in the attack of the president motorcade.