Security officers in Uganda cautioned against brutal arrests

Security officers in Uganda cautioned against brutal arrests
Uganda police officers and the army have again scooped another set of criticism following the endless confrontation, brutal arrests of the opposition leaders.

Reverend Canon Diana Nkesige has cautioned security officers against using excessive force when carrying out arrests.

Rev. Canon Nkesige made the call during a press conference on Tuesday organized to announce the 2nd Women’s Conference.

Nkesige’s comments come after the alleged torture of Members of Parliament by the army and police following the chaos during the Arua by-elections.

Rev. Canon Nkesige who is a mentor of the Women’s World Network says that security officers should carry out arrests in a dignified way that does not humiliate suspects.

Nakiwala Kiyingi, the State Minister of Youth called upon women to avoid being in conflict of the law such as engaging in unlawful protests.

The Criminal Procedure Code Act of 1950 gives arresting offices the power to use any means possible to arrest an offender that tries to escape. It, however, stops arresting officers from using unnecessary force during the arrest of offenders.

The 2nd annual women’s conference in Uganda is scheduled to happen on 31st August 2018 at Imperial Royale Kampala.

The theme for the conference is “One Thing” representing the one thing the woman should do for development, leadership and many other areas. This conference will have among others a girl from Kalerwe Rachael Mutesi the Author of Hope for Kalerwe highlighting her story.