A woman in Mukono
district is accusing two police officers of detaining her for four days without a clear reason. Prossy
Nalukwago, a resident of Buligobe village in Nama sub-county accuses Stella
Uleah, the in-charge of the Child and Family Protection
Unit and Ruth Nabirye of locking her up when she
went to report her ex-husband, Lule Kigozi for vandalizing her house.
Kigozi, a Real Estate broker mobilized five youths to remove doors and windows from the house, which was later demolished. Kigozi had
earlier on asked his estranged wife to vacate the house since they separated
two years back after giving birth to one child. Nalukwago declined to vacate
the house on grounds that she also contributed to the purchase of the land and
construction of the house.
It is allegedly that Kigozi had already informed the unit personnel about his
move before Nalukwago entered a case of domestic violence at Mukono police desk,
which referred her to CFPU. Nalukwago explained that when she went to CFPU she
was arrested and detained on an accusation of domestic violence against her estranged
“On Thursday, when the Divisional Police Commander, Ismael Kifude
intervened in the matter, Uleah slapped new charges against me claiming that I
had assaulted AIP Nabirye while trying to follow up on my case,” Nalukwago
said. On Saturday, Kifude directed for Nalukwago’s release upon the review of
her file, which showed the case she had filed against Kigozi.
There was no mention
of the assault charges as claimed by the officers. She was released around 6 pm but
her belongings including shoes and telephone remained behind. Nalukwago told
URN that she is considering giving on the matter since lacks the capacity to
compete with her ex-husband.
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Nalukwago’s sister, Harriet Nanyombi who is currently accommodating her
together with her son, says that it doesn’t make sense to seek redress from
security organs where Kigozi is using financial power to twist facts in his favour. Lukwago declined to comment on the matter, saying that he doesn’t report
family matters to the media.
The CFPU in Charge, Uleah insists that Nalukwago masterminded the demolition of
the contested house, adding that Kigozi only moved in to recover the windows
and doors to repair the house. She also insists that Nalukwago assaulted a
Contrary to Uleah’s claims, Nalukwago’s neighbours insist that Kigozi deployed
about six youths to demolish the house before ferrying windows and doors on a
pickup truck. Mike Mugumya, one of the residents says that the community is
aware of family wrangles but did not expect Kigozi to destroy the house well
knowing that the woman stays there with his child.
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William Bwire, the Village Defense Secretary also confirms that Kigozi demolished
the house without informing any of the village council leaders. He says that they
were surprised to see police detaining the woman instead of her ex.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigyire, says that no one
can be arrested without clear charges. He says that the woman gave wrong
information to the CFPU department and assaulted one of their officers.