A 35-year-old food vendor from Jinja Central market in Uganda, who was allegedly shot by a police officer on patrol automobile for defying an all-night curfew has succumbed to the gunshot wounds.
Evelyn Namulondo died on Friday morning, May 15, at Jinja regional referral hospital the place she was admitted within the emergence ward on Wednesday morning. A health care provider at Jinja hospital stated on situation of anonymity that Namulondo died due to a number of organ failure.
“We did our best and cleaned her intestines but discovered that the bullet was stuck in the liver, leaving it shattered which endangered other essential body organs,” he stated.
An evening curfew imposed by President Yoweri Museveni to curb the unfold of coronavirus runs from 7 pm to six.30 am. Namulondo was heading to Amber Court market from her residence in Budhumbuli Ward at round 5 am to buy fruits on Wednesday morning when she was shot within the stomach.
Narrating what had occurred earlier than she died, Namulondo stated that she was travelling with one other passenger on a motorbike when police intercepted them alongside Kyabazinga Way, however the motorist declined to cease, prompting the officers to open fireplace.
“We begged the bodaboda man to stop but he refused, which I think angered the policemen to shoot at us. I fell after sustaining injuries. The motorist sped off with the other passenger and all I recall is that the police officers dumped me here [hospital],” she stated.
The deceased’s sister, Agatha Musekwa, says her sister didn’t get the required medical consideration after being shot, and this led to her dying.
Kiira Region police spokesperson, Abby Ngako, says detectives are but to establish the deceased’s true shooters as their preliminary investigations have confirmed that none of their very own was accountable for the taking pictures.
He, nonetheless, declined to disclose additional particulars, saying they’re liaising with different sister businesses to seek out the deceased’s killers.
The deceased will probably be laid to relaxation in Kasaitaka village in Bugiri district.