“I held the bottle in my left hand, it exploded and the whole house was filled with teargas and my hand got shattered,” Kamakya says.
He further narrates: “Our neighbour rushed me to Kiruddu government hospital which rejected to admit me saying it was not a first aid hospital. I was taken to Mulago Referral Hospital where I was amputated.”
He states that his father, Mr Muhamadi Mbuga, reported the incident to the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) through a letter written by M/S Foundation for Human rights Initiative.
“Officers of the Uganda Human Rights Commission visited my home and interviewed me and made a report but did not give me nor my father nor Foundation for Human Rights Initiative a copy and no help has been received from them,” reads in part court documents.
UHRC officials visit
He says Uganda Human Rights Commission officials were able to see that the teargas canister that broke his arm passed through the broken window pane to his bedroom during the day when the police were dispersing people from political rallies.
He further says he did not do his Senior Three end of year exams because he had lost his arm.
Kamakya believes police were not merely reckless in throwing toxious gases in people’s homes, it was acting deliberately to stop them from participating in the Constitution making process and the respondent (Attorney General) is liable.
He says he needs an artificial arm that costs Shs22 million.
Courtesy of Daily Monitor Uganda, All the Rights Reserved.