No accountability one year after deadly riots left scores dead

Armed men in plainclothes patrol downtown Kampala on November 19, 2020 after protests broke out for the second day following the arrest of then-presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, in Luuka District  Photos | File

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  • Save for the bomb scare that engulfed parts of Kampala, Thursday last week went largely uneventful on the day that was meant to mark the first anniversary of last November’s violence that left more than 50 people dead and dozens injured by police, the military and a motley gang of security operatives dressed in civilian attire as they quelled spontaneous protests that broke out following the arrest of then presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi. For the most part, government has been indifferent about the matter, Frederic Musisi and Derrick Wandera write.

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