The Police force in Uganda has on Monday arrested two men who flogged a statue of President Yoweri Museveni on a busy road in the capital, Kampala.
The two men who were identified as Luta Ferdinand Male and Nsereko Ashraf described themselves to the police as activists of a social movement. They accused the president of malpractice in the 14 January elections.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango has confirmed the arrests. Adding that they will face charges of being a public nuisance.
The Ugandan army has confirmed the death of a pilot, Captain Caroline Busingye, in a helicopter crash after take-off near Entebbe on Thursday.
Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokeswoman Brig Flavia Byekwaso who made this known said the incident happened during a flight training session.
Today afternoon at about 2:15 pm a jet ranger piloted by two cadet trainees on a mutual training flight came down immediately after take-off near Lido beach. The two were rushed to the hospital to ascertain their health,” she said.
The deceased was later identified as Captain Caroline Busingye.
Elly Tumwine, Uganda’s Security Minister has made known his support for the police who took action during the protest. 37 people were reportedly killed on Wednesday and Thursday during the protest in Uganda.
He made this known at a media briefing when addressing the happenings in the country.
The unrest was caused by the clashes with supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine.
“Police have a right to shoot you and kill you if you reach a certain level of violence. Can I repeat? Police have a right to shoot you and you die for nothing,” he stated.
Health authorities in Uganda disclosed they have confirmed the second death from the coronavirus in the country.
It was gathered that the deceased who died at a hospital on Friday after exhibiting symptoms of the deadly coronavirus was an 80-year-old woman from a densely populated informal settlement in the capital, Kampala.
It was later confirmed in a postmortem by the Uganda Virus Research Institute and the Makerere University that she had died of coronavirus.
The health ministry disclosed that they have began contact tracing for whoever might have been in contact with her.
Health authorities in Uganda has recorded the country’s first coronavirus death. This was made known via a tweet from the ministry of health.
It was also disclosed that the woman, 34, was originally being treated for pneumonia in a hospital last week. However, she died on Tuesday and was buried on Thursday.
She was also said to be part of the support staff at a health centre and the health ministry says 30 people who have may have come into contact with the woman have been placed under quarantine and the tracing of other people who interacted with her is still ongoing.