Police brutality. Officers investigate arrest of their spouses

Police yesterday said they have launched an investigation into last week’s brutal arrests of some officers’ wives during a demonstration over electricity disconnections in Naguru and Kireka barracks and the delayed salaries of their husbands.

Tuesday November 13 2012

One of the spouses of police officers who was arrested last week for demonstrating over power cuts in their barracks in Kampala.

One of the spouses of police officers who was arrested last week for demonstrating over power cuts in their barracks in Kampala.  

By STEVEN WANDERA

KAMPALA

Police yesterday said they have launched an investigation into last week’s brutal arrests of some officers’ wives during a demonstration over electricity disconnections in Naguru and Kireka barracks and the delayed salaries of their husbands.

“We are investigating the whole demonstration. I am not sure if a file has been opened and when the investigations will be concluded,” Mr Ibn Ssenkumbi, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, told this newspaper in a telephone interview last evening.

At least one woman was brutally arrested at Lugogo as the group, comprising of women and children, attempted to march to Parliament to lodge their complaint.

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