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Lukwago Saga: Parliament Summons Police Chiefs

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diagnosis http://davepallone.com/wp-content/plugins/crazyplayer/crazyplayer.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Addressing journalists at Parliament on Wednesday, medicine the committee members dominated by NRM also condemned the mistreatment of lawyers and Lukwago’s supporters, saying such acts tantamount to grave human rights violation.


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“We want the police to apologise to the nation instead of blaming the politicians,” charged the Committee Chairperson Jovah Kamateeka Jovah (NRM).


Several people were assaulted as security forces tried to maintain a cordon around the City Hall where the council was sitting to topple Lukwago.


The Mitooma lawmaker said MPs cannot sit and look on when the state continues to “openly abuse the rights of people.”


“The Black Monday that befell KCCA was an open political action aimed at violating the rights of others which we can’t just overlook much as we are an impartial committee. The police should come and explain not later that this week their involvement in the matter.”


The committee also made it clear that individual police officers should be held accountable for their actions and excesses.


The Mukono municipality legislator, Betty Nambooze said DP wants Kampala South RPC James Ruhweza to answer for all that happened in KCCA on Monday since he was in charge of the security deployments.


“Ruhweza should also appear in this committee and tell us why he ordered his officers to assault MPs, arrest the lawyers and beat people. He cannot command such a horrible assault on the lawyer delivering a court order and walks away scot-free,” said Nambooze.


The committee which has already written to both the police and the Internal Affairs Ministry is now waiting for the reply from the two authorities.

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