Ugandan government critic alleges police shot dead his driver

Ugandan government critic alleges police shot dead his driver

A musician turned anti-government politician alleged that police shot at his vehicle and killed his driver on Monday during campaigning for a parliamentary by-election in northwest Uganda.

Robert Kyagulanyi, a popular independent who is an outspoken critic of President Yoweri Museveni, said the shooting happened while he was canvassing for his preferred candidate.

“Police has shot my driver dead thinking they’ve shot at me,” Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, said on Twitter, where he also posted a picture of a vehicle in which a man in blood-soaked clothing was slumped in the driver’s seat.

Reuters could not immediately verify the content of the picture or the circumstances under which it was taken.

Police spokesman Emirian Kayima declined to comment on the allegation that police had shot the driver, and said authorities were still gathering details about the incident.