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Kutesa airlifts Sembabule injured soldier

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th August 2010 03:00 AM

A man who was shot by Lwemiyaga MP, Theodore Ssekikubo’s bodyguard in the August 2 NRM party election fracas has been airlifted to Kampala International Hospital for treatment.

A man who was shot by Lwemiyaga MP, Theodore Ssekikubo’s bodyguard in the August 2 NRM party election fracas has been airlifted to Kampala International Hospital for treatment.

By Anne Mugisa
and Dismus Buregeya


A man who was shot by Lwemiyaga MP, Theodore Ssekikubo’s bodyguard in the August 2 NRM party election fracas has been airlifted to Kampala International Hospital for treatment.

Capt. Habib Katakazire alias Nsamba was evacuated aboard a helicopter chartered by foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa on Friday, from Kitovu Hospital in Masaka, where he was first operated on after the shooting.

Three bullets entered Katakazire’s stomach and exited near the anal area, badly injuring his urinary tract and reproductive system.

The 34-year-old lawyer-soldier, talking with difficulty due to the pain, quoted medical officer saying his condition could only be corrected in a complex operation in Europe. Kutesa, the Mawogola MP in Sembabule district, said he would foot Katakazire’s hospital bill.

“He is a resident of Mateete in my constituency. I am going to take care of him at all costs. I had to airlift him because of his delicate health,” Kutesa said.

Ssekikubo’s bodyguard, Alex Mugabi, was last week charged with attempted murder, while the MP faces several counts, including obstructing the Police on duty, possession of an illegal firearm and theft.

Katakazire said trouble started when Ssekikubo and Mugabi, in civilian clothes and armed with a sub-machine gun, arrived at the polling centre.

“I alerted the ISO boss, Wycliffe Karugaba. Karugaba and the district Police commander confronted Mugabi and found that he was a Policeman. We convinced him to take the gun to his car and he agreed,” Katakazire said.
“We did not know that he also had a pistol.”

He said Ssekikubo then started arguing that the election be suspended but was told that since he had petitioned the NRM electoral commission, he should let the elections take place and follow up the complaint, but he insisted the poll should stop.

As the situation ran out of hand, Mugabi pulled out a pistol and put everybody at gunpoint.

“When we tried to disarm him, he shot me three times in the stomach. The Police rushed me to a nearby health centre and I was later transferred to Kitovu hospital,” Katakazire said.

Kutesa airlifts Sembabule injured soldier

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