One day old child in critical condition after inhaling teargas

Monday January 6 2020

The mother of the infant wails after her

The mother of the infant wails after her child was rushed to hospital. Photo by Derrick Wandera 

By Derrick Wandera

A one-day old child has been rushed to hospital in critical condition after inhaling teargas that was fired by riot police officers as they disrupted a scheduled consultative meeting by  Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

The baby’s home in Gayaza town, Wakiso District is one of the hundreds of premises that are near Our Lady of Good Counsel Secondary School, Gayaza in Kyadondo East, where the meeting was supposed to take place.

As police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse supporters of People Power Movement, residents and business people were caught up in the chaos.

Police used teargas to disperse People Power
Police used teargas to disperse People Power supporters in Gayaza town.

The teargas spread to homes and business premises and trapped residents.

Several journalists were arrested as they reported the unfolding chaos.

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Those arrested are Mr  Eddy Kisekka (NBS TV) Mr Anold Sseremba (NTV) Ssematimba Bwejiire (Radio Simba).

In the ensuing chaos Mr Moses Egesa (NTV driver) sustained a wound on his hand after being hit by a teargas canister.

 

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