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Stella Nyanzi Leads Women Activists In Meeting With IGP Over Kidnappings, Murder

The Uganda Police leadership and a section of women activists on Friday met and agreed on ways to stop rampant kidnappings and murders.

The meeting chaired deputy police boss, Brigadier Muzeeyi Sabiti and assisted by Asan Kasingye, was held at the police headquarters in Naguru, a Kampala suburb.

“It was all smiles today, as I co-chaired a meeting between Police & Women Protest Working Group against crime at Police Hqtrs. We agreed among others to work together in a more robust & focused way in order to defend & protect women & children against esp murders & kidnaps,” Kasingye tweeted after the meeting.

EXCITED; Kasingye with the women activists during the mweting on Friday

There have been a number of cases of kidnappings and murders mainly targeting women prompting the activists to protest.

Controversial academic, Stella Nyanzi who led the activists praised the police bosses for giving them audience.

“The Deputy Inspector General of Police and his team of carefully handpicked leaders in the police forces have restored my belief in the police. I thank you for the embracing and partnering with us in our journey to protest against kidnaps and murders of women and children in Uganda. This, is indeed the best birthday present I could wish for this year. Forty-four is a powerful age!” She posted on Facebook.

They are organised under their umbrella body, Women Protest Working Group.

In attendance were senior officers from different police departments; Child and Family Protection, Political Commiserate, Counter Terrorism, Traffic and Public Relations Office CID, among many others .

During the meeting, the Women Working Group officially tabled a petition on recent kidnaps and killings of women before the Inspector General of Police.

Thet also put to the IGP that they will have a million match on Kampala streets to voice their concerns.

In the same meeting, they were briefed on a number of things including how far police have gone in terms of investigation mainly in cases of kidnaps and murders.


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