Kigoye explained that there is a tendency of the torture cases going high during elections especially relating to issues to do with arbitrary arrests, police brutality, physical abuse, unlawful detentions and intimidation among others.
The two traders identified as Hawa Namubiru and Elvis Mugula, both residents of Kiwogozi zone in Luweero town council were allegedly intercepted in Amuru district on Monday, and beaten by Patrick Omara aka Akeng, the RDC’s driver, one Robert Okwera and a Crime Intelligence officer only identified as Okot.
Its reported that Katondwaki assaulted Kiwanuka when he went to Police Post and demanded release on bond an 18-year-old boy Brian Ssekajugo who was detained after reporting a case of torture against his boss George Mpagi.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the Kyadondo East MP also known as Bobi Wine who was also at the centre of the Human rights committee investigations and was blocked together with the committee also did not sign the motion as he was not around the country.
The committee chaired by Buvuma Islands MP Janepher Nantume Egunyu had attempted to investigate the reports that several Ugandans had been illegally incarcerated and tortured in safe houses across the country. The focus was mainly on safe houses in Lwamayuba in Kalangala and Kyengera in Wakiso district, against which several complaints had been lodged.
According to the 2018 Annual Report on the state of human rights, violation of freedom from torture increased by up to 13% in 2018 with 346 complaints registered compared to 306 cases reported in 2017.
Dovicko Okumu, the Rwesambya Village LC I Chairperson, says the evicted families are now staying under trees with nowhere to turn for help. He says the army has maintained presence on the disputed land to block residents for harvesting their crops.