By Prossy Namiiro
Police at Old Kampala are investigating an incident of attempted murder by the mob of No.63356 Police Constable Mwenyi Harshim attached to Tororo CPS.
The incident happened on January 20, in Nakulabye, Makerere Road when a group of people, yet to be identified, ganged on the officer and hit him continuously after a woman, yet to be identified and believed to be his girlfriend, screamed that thieves had taken her phone.
It is alleged that the victim had a misunderstanding with his girlfriend, grabbed her phone and while he was checking the phone details, his girlfriend made an alarm that her phone had been stolen hence the mob ganging up on him.
Luke Oweyesigire the Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan says police at Nakulabye Police post arrived at the scene a few minutes after they had been notified.
“At the scene, an iron bar believed to be among weapons used to hit him was picked and has been exhibited. The officer is currently admitted in Mulago but in critical condition.” He said
Investigators recovered his police warrant card on him and according to Police, circumstances that led to the mob justice are still under inquiry.
Police have recovered the CCTV footages in the area to help identify whoever participated in this act and also cautioned the public against the acts of mob justice citing that they are illegal and punishable with in the law.
The victim was first taken to Mortuary in Mulago until moments later when it was realized that he was still alive. He is currently getting treated at Mulago Hospital.