Police Fire Live Bullets, Tear Gas To Disperse Demonstrators In Mbale.
By Weswa Ronnie
Police of Mbale this morning used tear gas and live bullets to disperse angry demonstrators who are demanding for installation of humps along Mbale Soroti-Kumi road at Kikindu market Northern division in Mbale municipality.
According to Robert Mwawule a resident, Mbale Soroti-Kumi roads along Kikindu market has become a death spot due to speeding vehicles that are knocking people day and night.
He adds that the demonstration followed the death of their fellow resident known only as Edirise who was knocked by the speeding primo vehicle yesterday evening while traveling to Sironko from Mbale town.
James Kundu also says, this month already three people have died at the same place in a similar manner after being knocked by speeding vehicles.
They add that they are going to resume a demonstration in subsequent days until Uganda National Roads Authority put humps there because the place is busy and highly populated.
However, Godfrey Mwesige the OC traffic police Elgon sub-region condemned the demonstration urging people to be calm saying that he is going to communicate to UNRA Mbale office, such that soon before the end of this week they install humps there.