The Women League of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has given the Inspector General of Police a two week’s ultimatum to resign over the brutal arrest of Ingrid Turinawe or they stage a nude protest in Kampala.
The Women League of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has given the Inspector General of Police a two week’s ultimatum to resign over the brutal arrest of Ingrid Turinawe or they stage a nude protest in Kampala. Lillian Masiya Yuma, the FDC women league Mobilization secretary issued the ultimatum this morning while addressing journalists in Kampala. Yuma says they want General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector of Police to publically name the police officer who was caught on camera squeezing Ingrid Turinawe’s breast during her arrest two weeks ago, and resign thereafter.
She warns that should Kayihura fail to comply with their ultimatum they will mobilize women from upcountry to descend on Kampala and stage a nude protest.
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Yuma says they want the protest to be a curse against Kayihura and the country. She says that torturing women in private or public is an act of cowardice, adding that they will not be cowed by police humiliation and brutality. She explains that as mothers they will not sit back and watch police harassing women and expose their bodies instead of maintaining law and order.
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Kataama Kuteesa, one of the women activists who stripped to their bras last week, says that the ultimatum given to Kayihura is too long. Kuteesa says that Ugandans should expect more action before the 14 days ultimatum elapses. General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police has not yet commented on the ultimatum issued by the women activists because he was in a meeting when URN tried reaching him on phone.
Last week, James Baba, the Internal Affairs minister apologized on behalf of the government on the brutal manner, in which Turinawe was arrested. He also alleged that the implicated officer he declined to name had been suspended from the force.