SFC dismisses claims of shooting dead NUP supporter

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Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | The Special Forces Command (SFC) has refuted claims suggesting their involvement in the shooting death of a National Unity Platform (NUP) supporter in Kampala.

According to a social media post by an NUP supporter, the incident allegedly occurred at Bwaise roundabout in Kampala, where it was claimed that an SFC soldier traveling in a police pickup shot and killed their colleague.

However, Major Jimmy Omara, the SFC public information officer, responded by dismissing the tweet circulated by Motive Kasagga as false. Omara emphasized that the claim lacked credibility and should be disregarded.

“No such an incident was recorded anywhere our troops operated. This is to warn the propagators of this falsehood to stop forthwith, otherwise, your continuous false allegations against the institution of SFC shall be met with the full force of the law,” Maj Omara said.

He emphasized that the allegations were being propagated by what he referred to as “NUP radicals.” Despite this, the Special Forces Command (SFC) remained resolute in its commitment to its duties, refusing to be swayed by any distractions.

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These assertions surfaced shortly after the return of NUP president, Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, to the city following his attendance at a memorial for Ritah Nabukenya, an NUP supporter who tragically lost her life after being struck by a vehicle in 2020. The memorial took place in Kiboga.

The opposition party has pointed fingers at a police vehicle with registration number UP 4841, alleging that it was responsible for Nabukenya’s death as she was en route to a consultative meeting organized by the party for its presidential candidate. However, the police have refuted these allegations, denying any involvement in Nabukenya’s tragic accident.