Mbabazi condemns police brutality.
Former premier John Patrick Amama Mbabazi speaking at a book launch yesterday has for the first time spoken about police brutality against the Opposition political parties, urging police to act with restraint when enforcing Covid 19 guidelines. Mr Mbabazi made the remarks yesterday while launching the book titled Pieces of Time authored by Pamela Ankunda at Serena Hotel in Kampala.
“I am not happy with the police, no doubt about it. Police have a responsibility of enforcing the law however they must do it humanely,” he said.
In the past weeks, the country has witnessed brutality meted out to citizens by security officers during campaign gatherings. Mr Mbabazi also criticized members of the opposition who glorify former despots and past regimes which he said committed mass atrocities. Ms Pamela Ankunda the author said Uganda has gone through a lot and no amount of disagreements and hatred should ever push Ugandans to such extremes. She added that the recent standoff between the security forces and the Opposition forces could have been settled through dialogue.