Law enforcers brutality worries Uganda's MPs
23 November 2014, 18:36
Kampala - A cross section of Uganda members of parliament have demanded government to produce a comprehensive statement on the brutality of the Kampala capital city authority enforcement officers.
The demand has been made by Ken Lukyamuzi,MP for Rubaga south and Muwanga Kivumbi of Butambala on behalf of all opposition MPS, following the death of a two year old baby boy who was knocked dead by a KCCA vehicle after he was brought to court to be breast fed by the mother.
Lukyamuzi explained to parliament that the child was knocked as it tried to cross over to the mother who was arrested for selling merchandise on the street.
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The baby was rushed to Mulago hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
''Lukyamuzi said,''The mother had left her baby at home when she was arrested.She spent a night in police cell.In the morning her relatives brought the baby at court so that the mother breasts feeds him but KCCA law enforcement officers did not allow the her to get access to baby.''
The baby was reportedly removed from the relatives a law enforcement officer and taken behind the court where vehicles park.He abandoned him there and a vehicle which was being reversed knocked him as he crawled.
Muwanga Kivumbi wondered how a 2 year baby can be denied a right to be breast fed by law enforcement officers.
''That is brutality of the highest order ''he said.
The minister for local government ,Mwesigwa Rukutana ,on behalf of government informed parliament that police is investigating the matter and the minister of internal affairs will report to parliament next week.
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