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Parliament Grills Gen Kayihura

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Kayihura and Internal Affairs Minister, Gen Aronda Nyakairima were summoned last week after a lawyer and politician were mistreated by Police at City Hall during the impeachment of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.


The Police boss told Parliament that complaints about the law enforcement organisation are “are actually going down,” contrary to reports of increased human rights abuses.


Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze put it to Kayihura that “it is only one police officer who has been killed in political protests yet scores of civilians have been killed by this police.”


Nambooze further tasked Kayihura to produce a list of civilians killed during chaotic political activities.


The IGP promised to deliver the list next week.


There was an exchange of hot words between NRM and opposition MPs over the inadequacy of the quorum needed to fully question the IGP.


Aruu County MP Odonga Otto said the committee cannot realise tangible results with NRM MPs in the chair.


Last week, the Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee in Parliament, Jovah Kamateeka, said “We want all Ugandans to know that MPs are concerned about police brutality….We are concerned about Lukwago’s arrest.”


Kayihura admitted that Police detains suspects beyond 48 hours without being tried in courts of law.


“Yes, it is true. That’s very bad,” said Kayihura.

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