The fracas happened in Nakaseke as police tried to disperse a group of women who had gathered to meet the wife to the NUP boss who has been on regular visits to different areas supporting the girl child and pregnant mothers.
It is reported that journalists were short in the leg by the ferocious security personnel.
In a video making rounds on social media, pregnant women can be seen scampering for breath with others being whisked away to safer places with the police in hot pursuit. It is reported that several live bullets were fired at her and that she survived I jury by a whisker.
In a video shared on her socials, Barbie revealed that she was again waylaid in Bombo, showing a screenshot of a rogue officer that was behind the fracas.
“What hurt me most are the babies and the helpless mothers who were teargassed. We saw them washing baby’s faces. Uganda belongs to the people of Uganda not security personal who also cannot afford two meals a day,” Mrs Kyagulanyi said.
Isah Semwogerere, who is the Police Spokesperson in the Savanna region, confirmed the incident.
Semwogerere said that Mrs Kyagulanyi and her team were advised to coordinate with the Nakaseke District Covid-19 Taskforce and they refused which forced police to disperse them.
“They refused to comply and instead mobilized their supporters who came in big numbers and entered the medical facility, contrary to the Ministry of Health guidelines on Covid-19,” Semwogerere said.
He went on, “This necessitated the use of non lethal crowd dispersal methods including tear gas to disperse the crowds.”
He concluded, “Allegations that two people have been shot at is not true.