I felt embarrassed by police’s dehumanizing arrest- Lukwago tells UHRC

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago (right) stresses a point before the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) officials with whom he filed a complaint against police following his arrest last week. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

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  • Mr Lukwago, 47, and a group of other city leaders had planned to hold a procession from City Hall to Constitutional Square to launch their Togibikula (don’t tamper with the Constitution) campaign against the proposed amendment of Article 102(b) to remove the presidential age limit from the Constitution.
  • Mr Emilian Kayima, the spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, acknowledged Mr Lukwago’s concern but he noted that he should make a formal complaint with the Professional Standards Unit for further investigations.

KAMPALA. Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has complained to Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) about his arrest on Thursday last week.


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