UNSA secretary for international affairs shot by police in Mbarara

Police recently shot dead one person and injured another in Mbarara city, western Uganda for allegedly failing to stop at a weighbridge. 

The deceased has been identified as Ivan Saturday Bimanyirwoha from Rukungiri district while the injured is Simon Katuramu, an aspirant for the Western Youth parliamentary seat and lecturer a Metropolitan University in Kampala.  

Simon also serves as the Uganda national Students Association (UNSA) secretary for international affairs.

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesman, says the duo was traveling in a Fuso lorry registration number, UBF 109D that was transporting iron sheets to Rukungiri from Kampala on Tuesday when they were shot.

According to Kasasira, the counter-terrorism officers attached to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) opened fire to stop the duo that was travelling with another person on the truck after they refused to stop at the weighbridge.

Kusasira says the officers first shot at the lorry tyres and in the air but one of the bullets hit Katuramu in the stomach while another caught Bimanyirwoha on the head.

Simon is currently nursing injuries in hospital.