Birungi says that they severally tried to raise concerns to the offices of both Busia district police commander- DPC and the Resident District Commissioner- RDC to seek assistance but in vain. She appealed for government intervention.
Mackson Wanyama, a 23-year-old a resident of Nangwe village, Western
division of Busia Municipality is seeking for compensation from the government.
says that was beaten by police who were enforcing presidential
directives on curfew one evening in June this year when he was going to
buy drugs for flue at a nearby drug shop at Nangwe and he met
police officers on patrol. The officers who never listened to his
excuses, started canning him to the extent that could not walk anymore.
sustained wounds on his back, hands and other parts of the body.Wanyama says is now stranded with wounds on his body that his parents
have tried to spend money to treat but he is not improving.
The victim, given his weak sight, was
unable by then to identify the police officers who beat him up.
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mother, Faridah Birungi says that she is worried of her son's life because
they have tried to treat the wounds but there's no change, the wounds
are now just producing pus as they grow deeper. Albinos have very delicate skins.
She expressed wary of her son to have been affected with cancer.
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says that they severally
tried to raise concerns to the offices of both Busia district police
commander- DPC and the Resident District Commissioner- RDC to seek assistance but in vain. She is appealing for government intervention.
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Tusubira, the Busia deputy resident district commissioner says that
they registered the victim's concerns and they are going to engage the
district police commander to take charge of the albino's treatment.
Odonkara, the acting Busia district police commander says that they
have a challenge that the victim is unable to identify the police
officers who brutalized him when they had resumed to enforce
"There were a group of gangs that
beating and robbing people and these people were walking behind police
patrols, and such cases were registered in Nangwe and Solo villages with
Busia Municipality," Odonkara said. "We are working with secret intelligence agencies to
ensure we arrest these criminals." He did not divulge if he has interviewed the officers who were on duty in the area where the victim was beaten up.