MP Nsereko rescues woman detained for protesting against KCCA

Wednesday September 28 2016

Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko (L) gave Ms

Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko (L) gave Ms Esther Nassaazi (C) Shs4m for setting up another business. On the right is USAFI Traders Association Chairperson, Ms Julian Nyabuhara. Photo by Alex Esagala 

By Damali Mukhaye

Kampala- Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko on Wednesday came to the rescue of a woman who had been detained at the Central Police Station together with her four children for camping at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on Monday over her vandalised stall.
Esther Nassaazi, a mother of five, stunned passers by when she carried a mattress on which she and four of her children sat in the rain near the main entrance of KCCA headquarters, demanding to speak to the KCCA executive Director about her destroyed market stall.

Ms Esther Nasazi leaves CPS in the company of
Ms Esther Nasazi leaves CPS in the company of MP Nsereko

Mr Nsereko explained on Wednesday that he got concerned about Ms Nasaazi’s plight, after the media exposed it.
“When I saw her on the news with her children in the rain and at the police station, I was touched and decided to come out. No parent in life would like to stay out with her children in the rain, in the cold looking for what to do,’’ Mr Nsereko said.

Mr Nsereko offered her Shs4 million advising her to use the money to set up another business to cater for her children.
Mr Nsereko then asked CPS to release Ms Nassaazi and her kids asserting that the children were suffering the most. Police released her unconditionally.

Ms Nassaazi (kneeling) narrates her ordeal to
Ms Nassaazi (kneeling) narrates her ordeal to Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago (3rd right) during his visit to USAFI market in Kampala on July 28. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa

The woman claimed her stall was destroyed and merchandise confiscated during an operation by KCCA enforcement officers at USAFI Market in July.
Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago on Monday said the matter was being investigated, asking the woman to be patient.
However, speaking to KFM from the Central Police Station, Nassaazi on Tuesday said she was dragged there by officers for unknown reasons and that she and her children had gone without food since Monday.
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Emillian Kayima confirmed the woman and her children were in the custody.