John Bosco Tembo, a research associate at the Foundation of Human Rights Initiative recently met the assaulted victims to document their ordeal. According to Tembo, they intervened to help the affected journalists to get justice.
Newly appointed RDC Justine Mbabazi for Wakiso says that in the two weeks she has so far spent in the same office she is overwhelmed by complaints related to land grabbing caused by the people she referred to as mafias.
Headed by the district vice chairperson Betty Ethal Naluyima and the district council secretary for health and education Margret Nakitende Gasanyula, the women claim that they cannot participate in celebrating the women’s day when their abducted husbands and sons are still missing.
Wakiso District LC 5 Chairperson, Matiya Lwanga Bwanika had gone to Kakiri barracks in search of Cyrus Kasaato, one of the councillors elects who went missing a week and a half ago and was shocked to find the group appearing before the military court.
Kirabira says that the NRM government cannot abduct its people yet this was one of the atrocities that took President Yoweri Museveni and his colleagues to the fight a bush war which ousted the Obote government in 1986.
As soon as the master of ceremonies announced that Sarah Kanyike, State Minister for the Elderly and the Disabled was the next on agenda to address the mourners as the time for burial approached, the gathering made a loud noise opposing her appearance before them until the MC admitted that had been scrapped off the list.
On Monday, the Robert Kotchani, the country representative in the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights handed over two desktop computers, a printer and accessories to the Wakiso District Human Rights Committee.
Ochieng Zone LC1 chairperson Lawrence Kibirige says that despite so many formal communications made to Nansana Municipality calling for technical attention to the road, there has not been any response for two weeks now.
In a message read for him by Ruth Ssekindi the director monitoring and inspections at UHRC during the launch of the district human rights committee yesterday Wednesday, Katebalirwa applauded Wakiso for taking the first initiative among all district in Uganda and called upon other districts to emulate this example to ensure that human rights protection and promotion becomes part of the norm in the country.
Samuel Mpiira, the President of Koica Club of Uganda, says they used Shillings 32 million that they had budgeted for community outreaches to buy the relief for distribution to families, which are struggling to get food due to the lock down.
Uganda Prison's Service Spokesperson Frank Baine says that the newly constructed Kitalya Min Max Prison in Wakiso will be holding all suspects remanded from Kampala Metropolitan Area at this time. The facility which was built to hold inmates on longer sentences has been empty at the moment and is now seen as a perfect place of isolation.
Joel Ssenyonyi, the People Power spokesperson, says they decided to conduct private investigations given the denials from police and the army to prove the two security agencies wrong. He says their simple inquiries led them to somebody who recorded events as they unfolded at that particular moment.
The Assistant Secretary in Charge of Bussi Sub County, Richard Mabira, says Bishop Kawuma Primary School has over 300 pupils. He however, says all the teachers and head teacher posted to the school are no show.