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.
In his affidavit, Kyiwa argues that there is no justifiable reason for holding the logs, adding that his repeated appeals to the relevant authorities to release the impounded logs have been futile prompting him to turn to court.
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.
They explained to the legislator how they have been surviving on the streets and employing several youths. The vendors also claimed that they had moved far away from the road reserve but were surprised to see a tractor destroying their businesses.
The Town Clerk, Deo Ndimo, said he was aware of the issues of Mpanga market but asked for more time so as to comment. But the Mpanga Market Vendors Chairperson, Stephen Asiimwe, calls for transparency if the market is to move forward.
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.