PHOTO: A female police officer explains to Hon. Allan Mayanja how prayers for Luweero war victims can’t go on due to pressure from ‘Above’
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PRAYERS organised yesterday at Kikamulo Subcounty Headquarters in Nakaseke district by the relatives and friends of people whose lives were lost during a five years NRA guerilla war were cut short after men in army uniform and police officers armed to teeth sorrounded the venue, fired teargas and live bullets to disperse the congregation.
Hundreds of people in the districts making up Luweero Triangle were killed, leaving behind thousands of orphans in the 1981 bush war which brought Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s government to power.
Prayers were organised by youthful Nakaseke Central MP Allan Mayanja Sebunya.
The former Speaker Buganda Youth Council (BYC) Hon. Sebunya had invited a number of Members of Parliament who included Frank Kabuye (Kassanda South), Hanifah Nabukeera (Mukono district Woman MP) among others.
Nakaseke District Police Commander (DPC) Ben Niwamanya and DISO Joy Bahat said they received orders to block these prayers.
“Although we had informed Police days ago about the prayers, we were shocked when security officers told us how pressure was too much, ‘Mr. Above’ directed to disperse relatives and friends of the Bush war victims who had gathered for the memorial service.” Said Hon. Sebunya.
Security personels followed NUP leaders who had organised the prayers up to the party office in Nakaseke and ordered them to leave as well.
In a statement released by Hon. Allan Mayanja Sebunya today morning, he said, “Fellow Ugandans, we must all realise the crisis that our country is in and decide once and for all, to free ourselves from the hands of the junta, lest we were not liberated as Gen. Museveni proudly tells Ugandans. He actually liberated himself and the group. What we are experiencing is harsh rule and family rule which totals to poor governance!”
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