MPs Blocked From Accessing -Safe Houses

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Members of the Human Rights committee of parliament have been denied access to a residence suspected to be an illegal detention centre allegedly used by security agents to torture criminal suspects.

The MPs led by the committee chairperson Hon. Jenifer Nantume Egunyu had set off on a field visit to a residence in Kyengera town council, Wakiso District on Monday following reports that ISO operatives use it as a safe house.

MPs including Hon. Latif Sebagala, , Hon. Zaake Francis, Raphael Magyezi could not hold their frustration calling the act of Security agencies in Uganda an absurdity, and total disregard of the law since there was prior communication to the Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine that they were planning to visit safe houses during his interaction with the committee last week.

The MPs later visited another residence in Nateete, Lubaga Division next to Eliana Nursery School where they were also denied access by UPDF soldiers on guard.

The MPs also visited another residence in Kabowa where they found police officers but were not allowed to access the place.

Hon. Jenifer Nantume Egunyu and members resolved to go back and summon the ISO boss Kaka Bagyenda for an explanation on the matter.  

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