Battered vendors narrate ordeal

Ms Christine Awori reacts after she was whipped by a security operative on March 26, 2020. PHOTOS BY DAVID LUBOWAALEX ESAGALA

What you need to know:

  • Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo apologised to the women who were beaten and promised that this will not happen again.

Some women vendors who were battered by security operatives last week during the implementation of the presidential directives on Covid-19 measures are still nursing wounds and counting losses.
President Museveni had on March 25 directed all traders selling non-food items in markets to stop working. He only gave a green light to those selling food items to minimise the spread of coronavirus.
However, the following day Local Defence Unit (LDUs) personnel started beating people, including women who were vending fruits.
Daily Monitor followed up some of the women who were caned and they narrated their ordeal.

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