The four Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers who were arrested after allegedly causing the death of a street vendor to drown in Nakivubo channel, were on Thursday charged before Nakawa Magistrates Court.
Olivia Basemera 35, was vending handkerchiefs on 4th August 2017, around Mukwano Road roundabout in Kampala when she was accosted by KCCA enforcement officers [Tito Kagiri, Eria Wasswa, Moses Tebyasa and Faruk Mpiima].
In the process, the late Basemera ran and fell into a trench in Nakivubo channel and drowned.
According to eyewitness, the KCCA officers chased her and she fell into the trench. She raised her hands and pleaded with the enforcement officers to help her get out of the trench, the KCCA officials simply walked away. She died minutes later.
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Appearing before Nakawa chief magistrate Lilian Buchana, the four denied the charges. They were released on a cash bail of Ugx. 500,000 shillings each. Meanwhile, their sureties were ordered to pay three million Uganda shillings bond each. The return in court on 21 August 2017.