MP Ssewanyana to Arm Residents With Sticks Against Police

Allan Ssewanyana Addressing Parliament

Makindye West Member of Parliament (MP) Allan Ssewanyana has threatened to spend his next salary procuring sticks for all his supporters as they prepare to defend themselves against police brutality in case Government doesn’t come out to compensate those that were recently clobbered by police.

The legislator told Chimpreports on Thursday at Parliament that members of his constituency were the most affected while police clobbered civilians during Dr. Kizza Besigye’s visit to the FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi after his release from prison.

The MP said these have since approached him demanding for compensation and asking him to arm them with sticks for self defense against police and other security organs.

Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Police brutality as well as cautioning the public against indulging into lawlessness .

Most of the members from both the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party and the opposition condemned police for acting unprofessional while dispersing crowds that had gathered to welcome Dr. Kizza Besigye from Luzira prison.

The other recommendations that Parliament passed included taking relevant measures to ensure that such acts are not repeated by security organs, seek http://connectgroups.org.au/wp-admin/includes/widgets.php updating the house from time to time on the actions being taken to address the matter, illness http://cyclopeperu.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-links-list-table.php reviving a committee that will ensure a continued debate on such issues of National importance and calling on Ugandans to respect the rule of law and shun defiance.

“In case government doesn’t live to its promises of informing us time to time on the actions being taken to avert this conduct as well compensating the innocent Ugandans, there I will be left with no option but to buy sticks and distribute them to my people house to house so that they can defend themselves against police,” Ssewanyana said.

The law maker demanded that serious actions be taken against the errant officers beginning with the commander in chief who in this is the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura.

Ssewanyana added that the debate of police brutality shouldn’t be narrowed down to the defiance campaign by Dr. Besigye but be addressed from a wider scope since police brutal actions and unprofessional conduct have been reported by many organisations including journalists who are not politicians.

“Let whoever condemns ‘defiance’ understand that the term has no difference from ‘resistance’ which was the very tool that the ruling government employed to take over power.”


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