NAGURU – Brig. Muzeeyi Sabiiti, the Deputy Inspector General of Police has on Saturday June 16 hosted a group of women activists under their umbrella body, Women Protest Working Group (WPG) at the Uganda Police Force headquarters in Naguru, Kampala.
The group led by former Makerere University researcher turned an activist Dr Stella Nnyanzi among others, tabled a petition on rampant killings and murders in the country.
In a meeting the Police explained to women activists on the status of investigations that mainly concern the cases of kidnaps and murders that marred the country in the recent past.
“We, however, agreed to among others, work together in a more robust and focused way in order to defend and protect women and children against murders and kidnaps”, the Police said in a statement.
Dr Nnyanzi who was Tuesday this week arrested for storming the Police headquarters demanding to meet the IGP over women murders commended Brig Sabiiti and the team for restoring the institutions image applauding them [Police] for receiving the women peaceful protesters with delightful hospitality and treated to a sumptuous meal.
“The Deputy Inspector General of Police and his team of carefully handpicked leaders in the police forces have restored my belief in the police,” she said in the aftermath of the meeting.
“I thank you for the embracing and partnering with us in our journey to protest against kidnaps and murders of women and children in Uganda,” Dr Nnyanzi posted on her official Facebook page.
Last week the same group protested at the same place following failure by the IGP Martin Okoth-Ochola to meet them to discuss and draw solutions to the rampant women kidnaps and murders in the country.
Nnaynzi described the concession reached at with Police administration as a best birthday gift by the leaders of the security institution.
“I thank you for the embracing and partnering with us in our journey to protest against kidnaps and murders of women and children in Uganda. This is indeed the best birthday present I could wish for this year, Dr Nnyanzi said explained.
The discussion was also attended by other senior Police officers from different institution departments key among them include Child and Family Protection, Political Commiserate, Counter Terrorism, Traffic and Public Relations Office CID, among many others .