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Kirevu’s Family Demand Evidence Linking him to ADF

“We have never heard any action being taken by Uganda Human Rights Commission. Right now we’re in the process of finding any affordable lawyer and human rights defenders who can help us to sue this government.
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The family of slain Sheikh Muhammad Kirevu has tasked the government to provide evidence connecting the deceased to the rebel Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. 

Sheikh Kirevu, a former resident of Ggangu B in Busabala Makindye Ssabagabo Division, was gunned down by security operatives who had gone to effect his arrest from one of his homes in Katereke- Nsangi Wakiso district in November last year.

Security later claimed that Sheikh Kirevu was killed when he attempted to resist arrest, a claim the family dismissed. Security also claimed that Kirevu was a member of ADF that was behind the November city twin bombings, which claimed the lives of seven people, including three suspected suicide bombers. 

The deceased's elder brother, Ibrahim Kirevu, says that they petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC protesting the extra-judicial killing but they haven't been helped.

“We have never heard any action being taken by Uganda Human Rights Commission. Right now we’re in the process of finding any affordable lawyer and human rights defenders who can help us to sue this government. 

All we have been getting are threats that we should stop talking those matters in the media but why? We want justice for my brother," Kirevu said. He says that what hurts the most is that the government has not provided any substantial evidence linking his brother to ADF since he was killed in a gruesome manner.

//Cue in: “nebata omuntu nga…

Cue… Twagala government eveyo,”//    

One of the deceased's widows, Sofia Nakacwa, says that she cannot forget how her husband was shot dead in handcuffs. She wants the soldiers who execute her husband in cold blood to stand trial in courts of law. 

//Cue in: “baawanga bamuta naye…

Cue… naye abasirikare abamuta .”//    

As the family demands justice, Nakacwa and Kirevu, say that they are struggling to fend for 12 children left behind by the deceased. 

//Cue in: “abaana basura njara…

Cue… ebera yosinji,”//   

Efforts to get a comment from the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga were futile as he neither picked up nor returned calls to his known numbers. Over 100 terror suspects were arrested and more than 20 others shot dead during arrests and investigations by The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, Crime Intelligence, and Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce last year on allegations of being ADF members. 

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