The Uganda National Focal Point (NFP) on Small Arms and Light weapons at the Ministry of Internal Affairs has come out with a statement condemning the shooting of Kenneth Akena at Lugogo on Saturday.
“The shooting of Kenneth Akena is a very unfortunate incident that we all de-cry and condemn in the strongest terms possible. Much as it is legally provided that Small Arms can be issued to civilians for justifiable reasons, we remain concerned with their use by those licensed to posses one,” said a statement from NFP coordinator Okello Makmot. (statement bottom)
Police have detained Mathew Kanyamunyu at Jinja Road Police Station to help in investigations in the incident in which Akena was shot and died soon after Saturday night at Forest Mall, Lugogo in Kampala.
Initial reports indicated that Akena was shot after he crashed into Kanyamunyu’s car. Kanyamunyu, who is the CEO Quantum Express logistics, was reportedly in company of his Burundian girlfriend, Cynthia Munwangari when the incident occurred.
He drove Akena to hospital.