By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
Media have been awash with news of arrests and abductions which has caused uncertainty in the community following multiple reports about the disappearance and alleged abduction of Ugandans, mostly those on the political opposition by security operatives, the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has finally opened up, calling for calm among members of the public.
In a press briefing held at UHRC headquarters in Kampala, Commissioner Crispin Kaheru revealed to the public that they already received reports about these incidents and they already embarked on investigations.
“The Commission takes the allegations seriously and has continued to collaborate with all concerned stakeholders to inquire into incidents as well as condemn arrests that are not conducted in line with the law.” he said.
UHRC’s Kaheeru however, urged the public to stop referring to arrests as kidnap or abductions.
“All officers involved in the illegal arrests and abductions will be held accountable on a personal level. On the issue of Kabuleeta’s arrest, we have dispatched a team to visit him in prison, and very soon we shall be releasing a report about the matter,” he added
Meanwhile, Ruth Ssekindi, the Director for monitoring and evaluations at UHRC applauded the security organs for having observed human rights in the districts of Kasanda and Mubende during the ongoing Ebola lockdown which was not the case in the previous covid19 lockdown.
“So far we have not received any complaint from the people of Kasanda and Mubende.” she said.