Security Officers Cautioned Against Brutal Arrests

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Rev. Canon Nkesiga who is a mentor of the Womens World Network says that security officers should carry out arrests in a dignified way that does not humiliate suspects since they have not yet been found guilty of any crime

Reverend Canon Diana Nkesiga, a priest attached to St. Francis Chapel Makerere, has cautioned security officers against using excessive force when carrying out arrests. 

Rev. Canon Nkesiga made the call during a press conference on Tuesday organized to announce the 2nd Women's Conference. 

Nkesiga's comments come after the alleged torture of Members of Parliament by the army and police following the chaos during the Arua by-elections.

Rev. Canon Nkesiga who is a mentor of the Women's World Network says that security officers should carry out arrests in a dignified way that does not humiliate suspects.

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Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, the State Minister of Youth called upon women to avoid being in conflict of the law such as engaging in unlawful protests. 

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The Criminal Procedure Code Act of 1950 gives arresting offices the power to use any means possible to arrest an offender that tries to escape. It, however, stops arresting officers from using unnecessary force during the arrest of offenders. 

The 2nd annual women's conference in Uganda is scheduled to happen on 31st August 2018 at Imperial Royale Kampala. 

The theme for the conference is "One Thing" representing the one thing the woman should do for development, leadership and many other areas. This conference will have among others a girl from Kalerwe Rachael Mutesi the Author of Hope for Kalerwe highlighting her story.