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FDC Worried About Kabaziguruka’s Safety at Kigo Prison

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change have raised concerns about conditions at Kigo Prison where their colleague Michael Kabaziguruka was remanded by the General Court Martial.

The Nakawa Member of Parliament was on Tuesday charged together with 23 others, dosage http://chesapeakebaydiningguide.com/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php 19 of them UPDF soldiers; with offences related to a plot to overthrow government with the force of fire arms.

Despite his protest against being tried in the army court when he is not a soldier, http://clinicalresearchsociety.org/wp-admin/includes/file.php Kabaziguruka was remanded by the Court Martial Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti remanded him to the Kigo Prison, http://cgt06.fr/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/multisite.php until July 12th.

MP. Kabaziguruka is accused of trying to overthrow government

MP. Kabaziguruka is accused of trying to overthrow government

His party the FDC however, has expressed fears about the condition at the Kigo Prison.

Yesterday Wednesday, the Parliamentary Leader of Opposition Hon Winnie Kiiza together with the party President Gen Mugisha Muntu and other party leaders visited the Prison and were appalled by the welfare of the inmates.

Mrs. Kiiza says the detention facility is extremely overcrowded.

“The Revelations at Kigo were so pathetic, the Prison now accommodates far above its original capacity. Accused persons and convicts remain Ugandans whose fundamental human rights must be observed,” she said,” she said.

The Prison on the shores of Lake Victoria according to recent media reports is overstretched by the number of inmates and lacks the basic facilities for their wellbeing.

Foreign based volunteers have recently reported that the Prison fails to provide malaria treatment for the inmates; it has no beds in its sick bay and cannot provide alternative meals for the sick.

The Uganda Prison Services has severally pleaded with Parliament to enhance its funding to the Prisons and set up a few more Prisons to cope with the overcrowding challenge.

The Leader of Opposition after the visit suggested alternative ways of decongesting Prisons such as sentencing reforms and rehabilitation programs.

“As a matter of fact, there should be a design of a series of early intervention measures that allow the police to use instant measures or sanctions to deal with anti-social behavior without criminalizing our young people unnecessarily.”

 

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