By Mulema Najibu
Under their umbrella body Women for Uganda, women activists have petitioned the government of Uganda to produce the Kasese clash suspects in courts of law to ensure that justice is prevailed to them as provided for in the constitution.
During a joint meeting in the office of Winnie Kiiza who is the leader of opposititon in parliament, the body chairperson Sophie Kyagulanyi condemned government for not abiding by the rules of law.
Kyagulanyi says the Uganda Police Force has an obligation to respect the rule of law and the Judiciary as an institution of justice. The law requires suspects to be charged within 48 hours of arrest. Free
The women also demanded government to publically announce all the detention centers where the Kasese clash suspects are being held.
“As we speak, we do not know where the suspects are being held. We suspect their lives are in danger. Unconfirmed reports suggest that some of them are held in unknown police dungeons like Nalufenya in Jinja, Masaka and Mbarara municipalities,” Said Kiiza.
Kiiza who also doubles as the Kasese woman MP asserted that if the government fails to produce suspects in courts of law for a fair hearing, they are going to mobilize people and start the search in all the police stations in the country demanding for their release from the cells.
Over 100 people, including Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere have been arrested and detained in different police stations in the region following the recent Kasese clashes between government security operatives and the Rwenzururu royal guards two weeks back which left more than 100 people dead.