A young man who was injured in today’s protests in Kampala stormed Parliament half naked to demand for action against police and military brutality.
Writhing with anger, Edward Kiggundu, a resident of Makindye Division, stormed Parliament demanding to meet the speaker of Parliament, to complain about the torture he was subjected by military police.
Kiggundu in his early 30's says he walked from his home to his work place, at Mukwano arcade, only to be met by a brazening wave of riots in Kampala. He decided to walk back home , but met the military police personnel shooting indiscriminately at suspected rioters.
He says the men pounced on him beating him with batons and when he attempted to run he was shot at in the chest. He also had big cut on the back, head and another one his left hand.
Kiggundu was putting on brown socks but had no shoes. He says the shoes remained at the scene of torture as he tried to flee for dear life. He was wearing a torn pair of trouser, a torn shirt all smelling of blood.
His wanted to find out what Parliament to control the skyrocketing fuel and commodity prices.
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Speaker of Parliament, Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, had to come of his chamber to pay attention to Kiggundu who had earlier had exchange with parliament police before he was allowed inside parliament.
Sekandi expressed sympathy to Kiggundu and other city residents who have been injured as result of demonstrations in the city. Sekandi said he was equally concerned by the trend of even in the country.
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Edward Kiggundu was later rushed to Louis hospital in Nakasero after Tororo county MP, Geoffrey Ekanya promised to foot his medical bill.
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