The Uganda parliament’s Human Rights Committee has summoned the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Aronda Nayakairima to explain the scenes that transpired at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on Monday when councilors voted to impeach Mayor Erias Lukwago.
MP Jovah Kamateeka, the Human Rights Committee Chairperson condemned the level of brutality exhibited by the police on the day.
Committee members have also pledged to hold accountable individual police officers who participated in acts that tantamount to violation of human rights while events unfolded.
The MP’s cited James Ruhweza, a former DPC for Kampala who commanded the officers at the riot and his associate Sam Omara the Kampala North Operations Commander.
Under Ruhweza’s command, Police officers at KCCA blocked Erias Lukwago’s legal team from accessing the city hall where they had gone to deliver a court order stopping his impeachment.
The court injunction secured by Lukwago’s lawyers led by Caleb Alaka and Medard Ssegona was stopping the authority from impeaching the lord mayor, in a vote which Erias Lukwago lost by 29 votes to three.
In the process, One of Lukwago’s lawyers Abdallah Kiwanuka was beaten, rolled on the tarmac by security personnel and had his cloths tattered before being bundled onto a police truck.
Mukono municipality MP Betty Nambooze says all individuals who tarnish the image of the police should be held accountable for the inhuman and degrading treatment they subject to citizens of Uganda.