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According to Namata, she went to the police headquarters on Monday to meet the IGP on appointment to complain about police brutality but was turned away by the police guards.
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Rights activist, Annette Namata alias Nalongo Nnana has pitched camp outside Naguru police headquarters demanding to meet the Inspector General of Police, General Martin Okoth Ochola.

 

She stormed the police headquarters on Tuesday morning with a mattress, an indication that she was ready to stay longer. 

However, she was turned away by security prompting her tolay her mattress next to the Uganda Human Rights Commission premises.  

According to Namata, she went to the police headquarters on Monday to meet the IGP on appointment to complain about police brutality but was turned away by the police guards. 

Namata says that she was battered by police officers when she stormed the police headquarters in April last year to demonstrate against police for stopping Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party rallies and deploying at the home of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

She explains that after being battered by police officers leading to a miscarriage, she complained to the Professional Standards Unit, which referred her to police headquarters, saying her matter was criminal in nature. 

She however, says her attempts to meet the IGP over her grievances haven’t yielded results. Namata says that she is ready to pitch camp at the police headquarters as long as it takes until she meets Ochola.

//Cue in: “Police Standard….   

Cue Out:…butungirizi,”//      

Namata appeals to Uganda Human Rights Commission and other rights body to expedite her case and those of many other Ugandans whose rights have been violated.   

//Cue in: “Human rights….

Cue Out:..kutyobola kwe Edembe,” //  

By the time of filing this story, the Assistant Inspector General of Police Asan Kasingye had sent some officers to lead Namata to her officer for discussions. 

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango declined to comment on Namata’s complaint.

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