Betty Nambooze to sue government over assault

Betty Nambooze to sue government over assault
Betty Nambooze seeks compensation over age limit assault

Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze Bakireke has written to the Attorney General seeking compensation for assault.

In a notice dated July 5th 2018 and addressed to William Byaruhanga, the Attorney General, Nambooze wants to be compensated for the injuries sustained following the conduct of security agencies during the age limit debate.

Through her lawyers Alaka and Co Advocates and M/s Lukwago and Company Advocates, Nambooze notes that the security forces dragged her to the lobby where they allegedly assaulted her.

“At some point, while being dragged, she felt a firm grip of two security operatives who held her by the lower abdomen with a grip so firm that she felt an excruciating stinging pain in her back,” reads part of the notice.

Samuel Muyizzi, one of Nambooze’s lawyers says that they are yet to come up with a figure of how much Nambooze should be compensated.

He also says that the Attorney General has been given 45 days to respond to the notice.

Nambooze flew to India on Wednesday seeking for treatment on her spinal cord which is said to have been broken when she was allegedly manhandled by security forces at Parliament.

Recently, the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga wrote to Nambooze warning her to against missing meetings of the Local Government Committee of which she is a member.

In the letter, Kadaga states that the committee activities were disrupted due to her absence.