One individual was Thursday night shot lifeless as police foiled an unlawful eviction in Kyampa Zone, Makindye II Parish in Kampala.
Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire stated police in Katwe deployed officers after being notified of an eviction that was taking place at round 9 pm.
He stated police discovered greater than 20 folks armed with golf equipment, hammers and machetes demolishing rental items occupied by 9 households.
“We strongly consider that they have been employed to hold out an unlawful eviction and it might be the rationale why they have been carrying it out at night time beneath the duvet of darkness by-passing the fitting procedures,” ASP Owoyesigyire stated in an announcement.
He stated efforts by police to cease the actions have been rejected by the group.
“Police have been pressured to fireside bullets to disperse the group. One individual, but to be recognized, has been put out of motion. The remainder of the group members took off,” ASP Owoyesigyire added.
The physique of the deceased was taken to the town mortuary at Mulago for postmortem as investigations into the case and the hunt for the group members on the run proceed.