Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga identified the suspects arrested from First Pharmacy as Festo, Mushabe, Deograsius Nyanzi, Nelson Cheprone, Elvis Selemba, Viola Tayemba, Julius Sekasi and Julian Nakamya.
The highest awards were against Uganda Police, amounting to 219 million Shillings on grounds of 35 cases of rights violations. It was followed by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF with 179 million Shillings and Rapid Response Unit/Violent Crime Crack Unit with 70 million Shillings.
Committee chairperson, Benny Namugwanya further notes that the crime preventers have also taken over police duties such as controlling and managing traffic, effecting arrests and manning police cells, which is a cause of human rights violation.
Jotham Taremwa, the Electoral Commission spokesperson, says it doesnt matter who the police gives them as a polling constable. We are not aware of who the polling constables are and what kind of contracts they have. Ours is to contact Police and ask them to provide us with polling Constables. We pay them for all the days worked, said Taremwa.
Maria Burnett, a Senior Africa Researcher at Human Rights Watch HRW says it is imperative for the Police to show its commitment to investigate the disappearance of Aine to prove that it is not holding him as alleged by the family.
Despite the fact that there was contention between Parliament and Finance Ministry over the funds to procure security gadgets for Parliament's new parking lot, the installation of the equipment is already underway. Uganda Radio Network (URN) has learnt that the procurement and machine installation has been footed by Uganda Police.
His assurance comes in the wake of renewed disapproval on the enrollment of university students at police training school Kabalye, Masindi for a two week crime prevention and skill enhancement course. Up to 1200 students started the training today
In a statement, Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson says such statements pertaining to Police investigation of criminality in political parties are being made out of ignorance of the law, and of the standard operating procedures of the Police.