By Juliet Nalwooga
Several journalists are nursing injuries after they were attacked by security operatives at Kololo this afternoon.
The journalists were among the scores who were covering the NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi as he delivered a petition to the UN Human Rights office over the alleged kidnap of the party supporters.
The affected journalists include Nation Media Group’s John Cliff Wamala, Irene Abalo, and photojournalist Micheal Kakumirizi.
Abalo twisted her ankle as she fled from police officers who were pursuing her. She tried to seek refuge in a moving NTV van but she could not escape them.
Wamala who sustained a serious deep cut on the head has undergone minor surgery at the International Diagnostic Center along Yusuf Lule Road in Kololo.
We also earlier got an eye witness account from The Observer’s Nicholas Bamulanzeki.
The injured journalists have now been discharged from hospital but police remains tight lipped on the reason for today’s attack on journalists.