Lives we lost: Killed on fifth day of his new job

Representational photo of deceased 17 year old Peter Mwanje, shot dead during the deadly November 18/19 violence that claimed over 50 lives. PHOTO/COURTESY. 

What you need to know:

  • On the first day of the riots, at lunchtime, Mawejje had gone to his aunt’s home, near Green Acorn Primary School to have lunch.

In the new series, we chronicle how bullets prematurely shattered the blooming dreams of dozens during two days of madness last November. In interviews with our reporter, Gillian Nantume, grieving families and friends share the triumphs, travails and final moments of relatives in a way that offers insights into the lives of victims hitherto treated as statistics.


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