On the night of January 30, 2010, there was a shootout at Effendy’s bar, a popular city hangout in the Centenary Park greenbelt.
It attracted a lot of media attention because it involved reggae artiste, Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool.
Bebe Cool and his cronies had run into the Goodlyfe Crew, a music group that has been reported to have bad blood with the artiste, and the chaos erupted.
In the confusion, SPC Alfred Achikane shot Bebe Cool and his two friends, Abbas Kabyobo and Allan Masengere, plus Oluka.
The shooting, the Police said, started when the group tried to disarm the SPCs.
Three years later, Bebe Cool and his friends are basking in adulation of the incident after they sued government and were to be compensated; Bebe Cool was to walk away with Shs380 million.
Eight years later, the Government of Uganda has today given musician Bebe Cool shs250 million in compensation for all costs and damages caused when a police man shot him.
But we are yet to understand if authorities took into consideration Shs 252 million that Bebe Cool earlier received from President Museveni to help him settle his medical bills abroad shortly after the incident.
Bebe Cool is very close to the Head of State and was paid billions to lead a “Tubonga Nawe” campaign to popularize Mr. Museveni in the presidential elections.