Police Constable Robert Mukebezi’s family wants him moved abroad for specialist treatment after he was shot by a UPDF officer while on duty in Kampala last month.
Mukebezi got himself into trouble when he tried to tow a military vehicle with the registration number H4DF 1391 belonging to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI after it slammed into a signpost at Kobil fuel station on Kiwatule road.
A military response team arrived on the scene while towing the accident vehicle, and one of the soldiers, Corporal Babangida Bashir Mango, grabbed his gun and shot Mukebezi.
Barbara Ninsima, Mukebezi’s wife, claims that despite multiple surgeries, his life has not improved. She claims that her husband has remained in intensive care since the initial procedure, when he was unable to regain consciousness.
Jessica Namuganza, the victim’s mother, says her son is in excruciating pain and that something must be done to save his life. She is dissatisfied that the UPDF has simply offered his son an artificial leg rather than sending him to the United States for expert treatment.
Moses Mukebezi, Mukebezi’s father, claims that after his son was relocated from Mulago National Referral Hospital to UMC Victoria Hospital, they have gotten little support from the army.
The Deputy UPDF spokesperson, Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu, has refuted the family’s claims that they ignored their son in his hour of need.
Corporal Babangida Bashir Mango, the main suspect in the shooting, is still being sought by the Military Police and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, according to reports.
After shooting Mukebezi on January 16th, 2022, he reportedly abandoned his rifle in Bukasa village and escaped into hiding.