NAGURU: The youth and FDC women have been arrested as they attempted to petition the IGP Okoth Ochola over the increased cases of kidnap.
The protest, dubbed “women’s lives matter” campaign, championed by Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a senior advocate, ensued the effort to seek explanation on the increased prevailing kidnaps in the nation
Reports reaching this website confirm that 7 activists have been arrested outside Police headquarters in Naguru. Anti-terrorism and anti-riot police have been deployed to block the activists from accessing the office premises.
Among the arrested include; FDC Women’s League spokesperson, Buwembo Habibu, Godiva Monica Akullo and Patricia Twasiima Bigirwa – both feminist lawyers- Musiri David and Obed Derick and detained at Jinja road police station
Police has queried the activists -armed with coffins- with a condition to abandon the demonstration for the release of their counterparts amidst security beef up at the Police Headquarters at Naguru, Kampala.
By the time of filing this reports, police confirmed that the activists were charged for unlawful assembly and later released on bond. Theprotest ensued on the women activists request for a meeting with the IGP which police dishonored as another woman, in her early seventies, was kidnapped in Namugongo
The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango issued a statement Monday acknowledging that the IGP is willing to meet the women, however, at a later day.