The Lord Mayor has made an emotional reaction to this

Terrible situation!! Oh God save this country!!! An innocent, poor lady being hounded to death by the KCCA law enforcement officers!!…I still maintain that it’s not a crime under our laws for the underprivileged to earn a living from petty trade. When the elected leadership in Kampala mooted a proposal to gazette particular streets for street vendors to their trade, the regime apologists labelled us populists. When we oppose the demolition of makeshift shelters for the urban poor, like the case was with park yard market, without alternative arrangements, again we’re called all sorts names…Now some enraged vendors carry a body of their colleague who drowned in a water logged channel around Jinja Road, and the police unleash live bullets at the main entrance to city hall!! Kitalo nyo. You will accuse me of always lamenting, but it’s Impunity and personal rule crippling all state agencies and institutions in this country. May the soul of the hard working lady rest in peace.

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