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The Police Force enforcing a colonial law when they are: “allowed to kill”

Some days you wonder, you wonder why the authorities is doing what they are doing. When the stakeholders were in shock yesterday. The truth is by law to quell to riots and demonstrations are they lawfully allowed to quell by brutal means, as these laws was installed while still being a protectorate and no one has seemed to wanted to amend or repeal this part of the Penal Code Act, which by all means gives the Uganda Police Force. Possibilities beyond usual measures of arrests without warrants or even imposing the Public Order Management Act of 2010. This is an inherited law that the National Resistance Movement and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has no issues with keeping alive.

Statement UPF Statement with stakeholders:

“We have engagement rules, where we are supposed to use excessive force,” Mugenyi said. “That is why we have these. That is why I am armed and you are not. The state is allowed to kill.” “We can kill you and even compensate you,” Mugenyi went on as the stakeholders looked on in shock” (Joshua Nahamya – ‘The State Is Allowed to Kill – AIGP Mugenyi’ 10.10.2018 link: https://chimpreports.com/the-state-is-allowed-to-kill-aigp-mugenyi/).

As you see yesterday, the AIGP is sadly right, they have the rights to do so. This is shows the possible legal ramifications and the costs can easily be pushed on the private person attending the rally and resisting the law-enforcement. I wish it wasn’t like this, but they are allowed to do so, when they are quelling riots and demonstrations, as these laws was made to stop protests against the King and Commonwealth. These laws was not made to ensure civic rules or democratic values in the Republic. That is why they sound like this!

Penal Code Act of 1950 Chapter VII subsection 69:

“If upon the expiration of a reasonable time after the proclamation is made, or after the making of the proclamation has been prevented by force, twelve or more persons continue riotously assembled together, any person authorised to make the proclamation, or any police officer or any other person acting in aid of that person or police officer, may do all things necessary for dispersing the persons so continuing assembled or for apprehending them or any of them, and if any person makes resistance, may use all such force as is reasonably necessary for overcoming such resistance and shall not be liable in any criminal or civil proceeding for having, by the use of such force, caused harm or death to any person” (Penal Code of 1950).

Nevertheless, the brutality and the legality should still be in question, as this should be the last resort, not the first, not the second, but the final straw. When it is boiling over and no-control, before anarchy, however, the Uganda Police Force and Uganda People’s Defence Force are using these measures to easily and haven’t exhausted the different approaches even. As the person isn’t only supposed to be on the streets, but resist arrest to a certain degree, at which point the law-enforcement is not legally liable for the harm or death. That shows the brutality of the measure, which was enacted in 1950 and lingers until this day.

The NRM have surely not tried to discuss or even given a fig about the justification or reverse this law. AS that hasn’t been in their interests, as they wanted the same possibilities to silence the opposition and their demonstrations. That is clearly been the outcome. The NRM didn’t change this, because of their will-power to control and silence opposition. If they had democratic values, they would have amended this or repealed this sub-section of the Penal Code. However, they prefer being colonial masters to their citizens, than treating them as fellow citizens, but subjects underneath their demi-god Museveni. Peace.

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Fear-Mongering from the NRM-Regime is getting to aggrevating levels in the final stages before the polls

Crime Preventers

The surge of violent words from the regime days from the polls is worrying, that the Crime Preventers are getting rifles, should also be a sign of the fear the NRM-Regime is putting in place, as the Electoral Commission getting the ballot-paper tomorrow, the NRM Secretary General is also going against the public and giving a free pass to shoot and kill demonstrators against vote rigging. Take a look!

Justine Kasule Lumumba

Earlier this week NRM Secretary General said this while talking to the press:
“We shall shoot anyone who will come on the streets to demonstrate against vote rigging. I warns those young people who are planning that, we shall shoot and kill them”.

Kale Kayihura

You thought that was enough? Well, IGP Kale Kayihura also to had this to say:
“We are going to change you from having sticks to rifles and get ready to defend this country in case of any attack… We shall not hand over power to the opposition to destabilize the peace which we fought for” (NBS TV , 27.01.2016).

Well, the NRM and the Police is spreading fear days before the general election. That NRM SG has to tell people demonstrate against the vote rigging that they will die. Initially means if the NRM rigs the General Election in 2016. Voters and citizens in her view doesn’t appeal or matter, since their voice can be shut down, or in her words shot down if they disobey their rule, even if they rig the polls to fit the NRM-Regime.

Then the Police and IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura is defending the surge of hiring people to become Crime Preventers, as that is the essential strategy. I am sure that the peace that he talks about is not the same as President Museveni was talking about in 1986 when he said this: “Another important aspect of the committees is that they should serve as a citizens’ intelligence system. If I go to address a rally in Semuto, Rape-ka or Nakaseke, I shall first meet the muluka and gombolola committees in the area. They will tell me whether the muluka chiefs are thieves, or the hospital personnel are selling drugs, or whether there are soldiers in the area who are misbehaving. They are thus able to act as watchdogs for the population and guard against the misuse of power” (Museveni – “National Address” 26.01. 1986).

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The Crime Preventers will get guns and not listen to the people if they want somebody else then the NRM-Regime, then they will shoot, the same people I guess as NRM SG Lumumba going against the demonstrations, if they react to the supposed rigging of the General Election in 2016. They are supposed to defend the peace that NRM fought for, but that means by his statement that they fought for their own freedom, but not the people, since they will not without guns give up power and therefore giving the Crime Preventers rifles instead of sticks. Then they are a proper NRM militia who will work as interhamwe did in their day.

The Police and NRM is going too far in their oppression of opposition if they will live by the standards IGP Gen Kale Kayihura and SG Justine Kasule Lumumba they are proving that they are misusing power since they oppress the citizens if they demonstrate or act against their vote being stolen from them. If IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura doesn’t see the danger of arming the militia of Crime Preventers as they have no code of law under them and doesn’t have a fixed place yet as the once securing peace in the country.

Sembabula NRM NBS

That Kayihura fears the opposition is understandable, he has a bad track-record of behavior towards them and have ordered mass arrests and shut them down when they try to meet and greet people, while the President can walk around as he please. There is something wrong with that picture. The Crime Preventers are to shut down the opposition and to generate peace, they are installed as a unit to spread fear in the public, not to serve the community and make it peaceful during the General Election. Especially if they need guns, that NRM SG Lumumba can use to shoot and kill the once reacting to their votes being ticked off or stuffed ballot boxes, even if the numbers are manufactured instead of the wish of public. The violence they speak of is malicious and dangerous.

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The aggravated and assault on the citizens is staggering. That they address and threats the public in the midst of final stages before the general elections. This here is vicious and attack on public opinion and freedoms, the fight that matters is the ones that happen 30 year ago, and not what the public is living through today. As the NRM SG is blatantly putting is that the only vote that matter is the NRM vote, because if it isn’t and demonstrate against, then you’re a target and accessible to hunt down. In the end kill if they muster, in that sense it doesn’t help that Kayihura is getting rifles for the Crime Preventers. That they are fighting for the peace. This is misuse of power that the old-man with the hat would have addressed differently in 1986 than he does today. That is because he wants the power and not following the public and will of the citizens. That is why Kayihura use the Crime Preventers as a tool to spread fear and shut down democratic behavior… as NRM SG has no wish for either, as the demonstrations against their rigging will end up with demonstrator’s demise, which is if this is more than words. Then the public should address these threats and show their defiance against the oppressor who tools with rifles and killing of public anger towards thieving the coming elections. Peace.

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