By Jumah Nsubuga
Legislators on opposition side in parliament have strongly condemned the continuous arrests of the KCCA lord mayor Erias Lukwago and former FDC boss Kizza Besigye by police.
While addressing the news reporters at parliament today Monday 24th June, the angry legislators who include Kalungu west MP Joseph Sewungu (DP),Buikwe south MP Bayigga Lulume (DP) and Western region youth MP Gerald Karuhanga (IND) revealed that police under orders of the Kampala metropolitan commander Felix Kawesi has at several times been used by president Museveni and his government to torture innocent Ugandans.
“Police is no longer act professionally. It is used by the government to mistreat innocent Ugandans. Arresting the lord mayor and Dr Besigye is unconstitutional. Both Mr Lukwago and Dr Besigye have rights to exercise their freedom because they are entitled to freedom of right. Police is used to playing on people’s right which is very unfortunate” Said Hon Gerald Karuhanga.
“There is a rooming ransom of taking over Kampala and it is driven by president Museveni and his government to why the tribunal was set to investigate the lord mayor. Taking over Kampala doesn’t mean that police should mistreat the lord mayor. The lord mayor was elected by the people and he is in Kampala constitutionally. Whether there is a tribunal or not, Lukwago will remain the lord mayor of the city and the business of failing his work will not be acceptable” Hon Karuhanga added.
“I want to warn president Museveni and police that this country doesn’t belong to individuals. We all have shares to this country. Whatever you are doing to innocent people; with time you will regret your actions” He warned.
“The creation of Kangaroo court (KCCA Tribunal) is a trick by the government to confuse the public as is the Lord Mayor is the problem in KCCA.” Said Buikwe south MP Lulume Bayigga.
“The continuous tear gas in the city has a negative impact to our economy because it will scare tourists from coming to Uganda.” He added.
The MPs attack on police comes after last week’s arrest of the Lord mayor and Col Besigye. Today police deployed heavily at their residencies to prevent them from coming to the city.