By Martha Nakimuli
Bebe Cool is demanding sh2.9b compensation from government for the injuries and damages he suffered in 2010 after he was shot in the leg at Effendyz night club at Centenary park in Kampala.
Bebe Cool wants the money for his medication and needs specialized treatment for his leg.
While appearing before Kampala High Court on Friday over his demands, High Court Judge Benjamin Kabiito advised Bebe Cool to reduce his demands saying that it is too high given the fact that he had already been paid sh247 million over the same.
He promised him and his other colleagues Allan Masengere, Godfrey Kayizzi, and Abas Bosco Kabyobyo who were also injured during the incident that they will be compensated but they have to reconsider their demand.
However, Bebe Cool told the court that the money in question was given to him by President Museveni on personal basis for his treatment and is not part of the compensation claimed.
Bebe Cool was on January 29, 2010 shot in the leg along with three of his friends by a security guard Anthony Achikan after a misunderstanding.