Court award Shs75 million to woman shot by a stray bullet

Kampala High Court judge Musa Sekana has ordered the government to pay Shs75 million in compensation to a former student of Makerere University Business School after suffering life-threatening injuries when she was shot by a stray bullet in the neck and throat by a police officer.

On November 20th 2013, Grace Nabwami was forced to discontinue her studies after a policeman from Kabalagala police station who was chasing suspected thieves shot her in the neck and throat while she was at her home in Ntende central village, Makindye division.

Due to this, her left hand became paralyzed and the bullet damaged her bones.

In his ruling, Justice Sekana faulted the police officer for using a dangerous weapon which is a gun and recklessly shooting and injuring of an innocent person who was in her home.

He has ordered that the government pays the victim Shs75 million and also pay all the money the victim has spent in the suit.

In 2015, Nabwami dragged government to court seeking 200 million shillings in compensation for the life-threatening injuries sustained as a result of the start bullet.

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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