By Our reporter
Opposition MPs led by Mathias Mpuga have today walked out of parliament in protest of continued detention and torture of their colleagues and supporters.
The legislators are demonstrating at the entrance of the parliament in demand for the release of their supporters and members.
The Leader of opposition Mathias Mpuga has vowed not to step on floor of parliament for two weeks and promised to return with a motion on the plight of tortured and missing persons.
While addressing the media, Mpuuga confirmed that they have “excused” themselves in protest against the continued illegal arrests, torture, and killings across the Country.
The protest comes against the heels of a viral video in which government critic and novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija stripped to showcase marks of alleged torture that he was apparently exposed to while in detention recently.
Following his remand on charges of offensive communication, Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Dr.Douglas Singiza recently directed prisons authorities to carry out a medical examination to ascertain Kakwenza’s health status.
In the report released on January 20, 2022, by Dr.James Kisambu, it was indicated that indeed the novelist bore torture marks all over his body.
“This medical examination found the 33-year-old male prisoner remanded at Kitalya min-max prison on January 11 with complaints of healing scars of wounds sustained before being remanded to prison,” the report says in part.
“He also had healing scars on the back, the buttocks, thighs, and hands for which he is on medication.”
According to the report, whereas Kakwenza is currently in “good health condition” he is on medication to help the torture wounds heal.
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