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Ugandans Blast Police For Brutally Arresting Women Members Of Parliament

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A section of Ugandans especially politicians are not happy with Uganda for brutally arresting women members of parliament who were matching to the internal affairs ministry to submit their petition over police’s conduct of brutality.

Police did exactly what the legislators were accusing them of doing. These female legislators who were clad in black gomesi were roughed up and bundled on a police patrol and driven to CPS Kampala.

A female Police Officer Arresting a Female MP: Photo Credit By NILE POST

Those arrested included Betty Naluyima of Wakiso district, Asinansi Nyakato of Hoima city, Joyce Bagala of Mityana who was also spearheading this marching. The others include Manjeri Kyebakutika of Jinja city, Hellen Nakimuli of Kalangala district, Juliet Kakande (Masaka city), Joan Namutaawe (Masaka district), Florence Kabugho (Kasese district), Stella Isodo Apolot (Ngora district), Hanifah Nabukeera 9mukono district) and Joan Acom Alobo (soroti city).

These accuse police of unlawfully stopping their district women’s day celebrations and all many have ended in tears with police firing live bullets, robing tear gas and water canons, arrests and any other things that police does while stopping opposition functions. Police stopped women’s day celebrations in Hoima, Mityana, Soroti and recently Buvuma were the women legislator Suzan Mugabi was beaten to pulp by men in uniform.

Unlike for the opposition, no NRM member of parliament has complained of their event being stopped or being brutally arrested by police, something that leaves questions on why police selectively applies this public order management act 2013 of unlawful assembly.


Prior to today’s fracas, police early this week revealed how 11 officers who were recorded beating hon Suzan Mugabi were suspended and taken to the force’s disciplinary unit. Presidency also revealed that RDCs who give fake orders to stop such functions have also been summoned.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission despite being powerless has also condemned the brutality of police and has also summoned the police Chief Martins Okoth Ochola to go to their Kampala office for questioning on 04th May 2023.

Deputy speaker Thomas Tayebwa wondered if these errant police officers are really working for government or just doing their best to destroy the country’s image. The speaker Anita among rushed to CPS and engaged police which later released the legislators unconditionally.

“When you see the videos from the arrests, they look ugly. There shouldn’t be any sugar-coating on this matter and these people are not working for government. These are the people who are making this government and our country get hated. They are saboteurs. Government must investigate them”- Reads part of Tayebwa’s tweet.

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