People Power Unrest: One-day old child in critical condition after inhaling teargas

A one-day-old child has been rushed to hospital in critical condition after inhaling teargas that was fired by riot police officers as they disrupted a scheduled consultative meeting by  Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

The baby’s home in Gayaza town, Wakiso District is one of the hundreds of premises that are near Our Lady of Good Counsel Secondary School, Gayaza in Kyadondo East, where the meeting was supposed to take place.

As police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse supporters of the People Power Movement, residents and business people were caught up in the chaos.

The teargas spread to homes and business premises and trapped residents. Several journalists were arrested as they reported the unfolding chaos.

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Muwanga Ronald is editor in chief of the UGANDANZ news website. He was formerly editorial director of UGANDANZ.COM, overseeing the publication’s digital operations. Before joining UGANDANZ in December 2018, Ronald was managing editor of NILE HOST In 2014, he was a finalist for the UJA Awards for Young Journalists for his reporting on the women's emancipation. Under his leadership NILE HOST won Media Industry Newsletter's Best of the Web award in 2018. A graduate of Makerere University, Ronald speaks Luganda and French and lives in Kampala with his wife and two children.