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Police defend heavy deployment at Parliament

By Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 26th September 2017 12:32 PM

UHRC chairperson, Med Kaggwa said the heavy presence of Police and soldiers at the House posed a serious threat to the sanctity of Parliament.

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UHRC chairperson, Med Kaggwa said the heavy presence of Police and soldiers at the House posed a serious threat to the sanctity of Parliament.

Although Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) condemned the heavy security deployment at Parliament, Police and other security agencies have already camped around Parliament with roads leading to Parliament closed.

UHRC chairperson, Medi Kaggwa said the heavy presence of Police and soldiers at the House posed a serious threat to the sanctity of Parliament.

Addressing journalists at his office on Monday, Kaggwa said deploying at Parliament was unprecedented and raises a lot of questions among the public, stressing that “it should not be repeated”.

The deployment follows the anticipation of protests from various groups opposing the proposed amendment of Article 102 (b) on age-limit, expected to be table in Parliament.

UHRC said such deployment inconveniences the Speakers of Parliament, Members of Parliament, other staff and other clients.

However, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commandant, Frank Mwesigwa said the deployment was intended to ensure law and order.

 

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