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Security Accused of Brutalizing Kasubi Residents

Khalid Kibirige, a coffee dealer says he was walking to his work place when regular Police and crime preventers brutalized him in Kikoni-Kasubi valley this morning. He identified one of his tormenters as barbar in Kikoni.

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Several people in the Kampala City suburbs of Kikoni are accusing police and people dressed in military inform of torturing them. They say the security personnel ransacked their premises this morning and started beating them.

 

The security personnel had deployed in the area to stop protests by Makerere University against the proposed scrapping of the presidential age limit from the constitution.

 

Makerere university students attempted to block Sir Apollo Kaggwa, Kimera road, a road that connects Makerere University to Kasubi this morning to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed scrapping of article 102 (b) before their were dispersed by police.

 

 

Khalid Kibirige, a coffee dealer says he was walking to his work place when regular Police and crime preventers brutalized him in Kikoni-Kasubi valley this morning. He identified one of his tormenters as barbar in Kikoni.

 

 

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Paul Mugabi Honest, a student of Makerere University and resident of Kikoni, says he was also brutalized by police in Kasubi backed by some local boys.

 

 

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Cosma Lukyamuzi, a property dealer in Kasubi condemned police for using rogue elements to attack residents.

 

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There is general uncertainty in kKkoni area. Most of the businesses have remained closed for fear of the inconveniences of the student's protests.

 

Several students are seen on top of their hostels watching police that has pitched camp in the area.

 

Wesley Nganizi, the Kampala North Region Police Commander, denies knowledge of the people dressed in military uniform.

 

He however says in this situation anyone can help.

 

"You can see the situation. People are blocking roads, what can you do really. In this situation, anyone can help," Nganizi said.

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