Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police, says the suspects are locked up at Wandegeya Police Station for inciting violence. He declined to divulge details, saying the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects was conducted by KCCA, which handed them to police.
Court of Appeal judge, Kenneth Kakuru said the report raises serious concerns which must be condemned by all Ugandans. The current human rights, he said appears to be opposition politicians. Justice Kakuru said government should stop criminalising political activism.
The findings show that a total of 182 arrests were carried out in Kampala and Kitgum over the study period from 2011 to 2015. 38 cases were sanctioned by the office of the Director of Public Prosecution and only nine cases were prosecuted during this time.
Law enforcement investigations in Uganda rely mainly on the testimony of trafficked persons to secure evidence against traffickers. However, according to Justice Batema, this approach, favours perpetrators of Human Trafficking.
Sserunjogi was arrested for trying to block KCCA law enforcement team from evicting tax drivers who have established an illegal parking on Mambule Road. Situated in Bwaise, Mambule Road is among roads being enlarged under the ongoing Kampala Infrastructure and Institutional Development Project.
The councilor demanded the suspension of the Robert Kituma, the KCCA Chief Law Enforcement Officer on grounds that he acted recklessly while leading police to calm down the situation when vendors stormed the city authority after Basemeras death.
Lukwagos suggestion comes after the death of a city hawker Oliver Basemera, 35, who drowned in Nakivubo Channel on Friday while fleeing from law enforcement officers, who were conducting operations against hawking in the central business district.