Ugandan Police related that opposition supporters threw stones at President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy as he left a campaign rally in the town of Arua. Security officers then intervened and the resulting clashes left one person dead.
The image of the bloodied body of a young man slumped over in a car quickly spread on social media in Uganda.
BBC reports that he was the driver of one of the country’s most charismatic political leaders, Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also a popular musician known as Bobi Wine.
Mr Kyagulanyi tweeted on Wednesday “police shot my driver dead thinking they’ve shot me.”
Mr Kyagulanyi was at the end of a contentious election campaign in Arua town, which has seen him and President Museveni support opposing candidates.