KAMPALA – Robert Kyagulanyi, the Kyadondo East MP has put Parliament on notice revealing plans table a motion seeking for improvement of the welfare of the army and Police officers in the country, arguing that the continued meagre pay has left the security forces disgruntled.
Kyagulanyi made the revelation on Wednesday, May 22 while tabling a personal statement on the manner he has been treated by the police force on several occasions saying that he has been subjected to both physical and psychological torture, blaming this on the pure remuneration that has left security officers with no choice but turns Ugandans into punching bags.
The musician turned politician said; “Having interacted with many of our security officers, I have come to realized that many of them work under unfavourable conditions. As we all know, they are underpaid, poorly accommodated and they experience so many injustices and unfair treatment including in promotion.”
He says for the many times he has interacted with police, he has realized that these work under unfavourable conditions and are underpaid among other challenges concluding that it’s because of this that these harshly treat Ugandans.
Kyagulanyi said that despite the pronouncement by Parliament barring Police from stopping Kyagulanyi’s concerts, the Police leadership has continued to defy Parliament’s directive and continued to frustrate his concerts which has affected his ability to carry out activities as MP.
He said that whereas the issue of Police brutality has featured so much in Parliament police brutality is getting out of hand and called on MPs not to look the other way when rights of others are being violated.
“I intend to move a substantive motion to improve the welfare of our people in uniform, I believe if we treat them right, we shall have the moral right to demand them to treat them right,” said Kyagulanyi.