Police Finally Breaks Silence On Ghetto Tv’s Journalist Shooting

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Police Finally Breaks Silence On Ghetto Tv's Journalist Shooting
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By Echonewsug

Uganda Police force has dismissed allegations of shooting  Ghetto TV  journalist Ashraf Kasirye who was injured in Masaka on Sunday morning during a scuffle that ensued between security forces and supporters of Bobi Wine for allegedly defying police guidelines on the route they were supposed to use on their way to Lwengo where Bobi Wine was scheduled to have his campaign.

“This morning our task team in Greater Masaka had violent confrontations with the National Unity Platform candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and his supporters at a checkpoint in Kyabakuza after they defied the route plan agreed upon to Kyotera District.

“Tear gas was used to quell the violence and journalists were regrettably caught up during the process of dispersing the violent group. Notably among them was a Ghetto TV crew member identified as Ashraf Kasirye, who sustained blunt force injuries above the left eye allegedly from a canister,” Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said.

Earlier reports had indicated that Kasirye who was seen in a video clip involved in a scuffle with Police officers had been shot in the head before being rushed to Masaka Referral Hospital.

“The victim [Kasirye] was rushed to Masaka Referral Hospital for medical attention. He remains stable but in serious condition and on transfer to Kampala for better management,” Enanga adds.

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“Our Media crimes department has taken interest in the matter and opened a case file to investigate the circumstances. We do appreciate the critical role journalists play while covering the campaigns and pledge better protection cover so as to remain safe while documenting violent confrontations.

He added, “We call upon anyone with digital evidence regarding the disturbing incident to share it with our task team of investigators from CID headquarters.”

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