Police have announced that they are hunting for a section of National Unity Platform-NUP activists for attacking and assaulting an NRM cadre during the funeral of Jakana Nadduli in Kapeeka on Monday.
Jakana, a son to the former Minister Nadduli, died on October 24, 2012, at their ancestral home in Kadunda village, Kisimula parish, Kapeeka sub county, Nakaseke District.
However, his funeral, which was proceeding smoothly with tributes to the late, was later disrupted by NUP activists chanting party slogans at the funeral who became rowdy against an NRM cadre identified as Mpologoma Majjambere.
According to police, the group’s actions escalated into a violent attack and assault on Mpologoma, who attempted to stop them from politicizing the funeral.
The victim was roughed up and repeatedly hit with chairs and blunt objects before sympathizers came to his rescue.
The territorial police in the Savana region and Nakaseke have launched an investigation into the incident which resulted from such rowdy supporters who disrupted the ceremony.
“The territorial police in the Savana region and Nakaseke have instituted inquiries into the ugly incident of violence that occurred during the burial of Jakana Nadduli,” police said.
The police Spokesperson, SPC Fred Enanga, said that those who masterminded the ugly incident are being hunted by the police.
“For those who perpetrated violence during the funeral, we wish to inform them that their actions were unjustified and uncalled for. As a result, a serious manhunt for all of them has begun. “We shall not rest until they are brought to book,” Enanga said.
The police also cautioned individuals and groups that continue to glorify and instruct their radical supporters to create violence at funerals and other public events.