Nwoya County MP Simon Oyet says Parliament should borrow from courtrooms that have glass screens to protect witnesses from anyone who would wish to attack them. He observes a need to have a live TV link to allow strangers to watch parliamentary proceeding on a screen from a space where they can also be monitored by MPs.
The committee chaired by Buvuma Islands MP Janepher Nantume Egunyu had attempted to investigate the reports that several Ugandans had been illegally incarcerated and tortured in safe houses across the country. The focus was mainly on safe houses in Lwamayuba in Kalangala and Kyengera in Wakiso district, against which several complaints had been lodged.
On Tuesday, a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF jet Ranger AF302 crashed on a training mission in Bulo in Gomba district killing two people; Major. Naomi Karungi, a UPDF helicopter pilot and Benon Wakalo, a cadet pilot.
Last week, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga directed the Human Rights Committee to investigate reports on the presence of Safe Houses in Lwamayuba in Kalangala and Kyengera in Wakiso district.
The equipment include Fire trucks, Water trucks, assorted fire equipment such as fire extinguishers, and horse rills. Some of the areas are; Kasangati, Mpigi, Bulooba, Ntinda, Kasubi, Wakiso and Kyengeyera.
Gabula narrated to the committee on how he was arrested in April by Internal Security Officers and taken to Okello House in Nakasero and asked to frame Former IGP Kale Kayihura and Agasirwe Nixon the former Commander of Special Operations Uganda Police for rampant murders in the country.
The affirmation follows a heated debate from which the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga directed the Human Rights Committee to investigate reports on the presence of Safe Houses in Lwamayuba in Kalangala and Kyengera in Wakiso district. The reports indicate that the safe houses are often used to torture suspects.