UGANDA: Museveni regime’s crimes against humanity targets prisoners
CHANGE OF GUARDS – Last week four inmates lost their lives when a private Tipper truck reg. No. UAD 017L they were travelling in overturned along the Soroti-Kaberamaido road in Kaberamaido district leaving another 38 fatally injured. The over 60 inmates and their eight Prison Warders were heading for hard labour on private farms. Among the dead prisoners were two teenage boys aged 18 and 19 while the third one was aged 21 years.
The Commissioner General of Prisons is reported to have sent on forced leave the Officer In-charge of Kaberamaido government prison, ASP Lilly Aketch pending an inquiry into the cause of the accident. Prisons sources further reveal that ASP Aketch is faulted for transporting inmates on a dangerous mechanical condition vehicle yet Prison guidelines prohibit transportation of inmates on trucks while travelling for private activities outside prison.
This website (www.ChangeOfGuards.Blogspot.ca) has been closely following some of the rot in the prison services just as is the case with other branches of the armed forces thus:
1. On 13/7/2016 we posted an article titled; LOOMING CATASTROPHE AS MUSEVENI MOVES TO PRIVATIZE THE PRISON SERVICES. We pointed out that the Museveni regime’s had a vested interest in taking over control of Prison Services. https://changeofguards.blogspot.ca/2016/07/looming-catastrophe-as-museveni-moves.html
2. On 22/1/2017 we posted thus; WHO WILL STOP THIS CARNAGE IN UGANDA PRISONS? We highlighted a long list of gruesome incidents where inmates continued to die in road accidents while being transported on private trucks to and from private farms. https://changeofguards.blogspot.ca/2017/01/who-will-stop-this-carnage-in-uganda.html
3. On 8/9/2017 we posted; MUSEVENI’S PROFESSIONALIZATION OF PRISON SERVICES BEARS FRUITS. We highlighted the fact that some inmates were being allowed free movement after pictures surfaced of an inmate donning a Prisons Uniform and riding a motorcycle and attending an opposition rally in northern Uganda was seen. https://changeofguards.blogspot.ca/2017/09/musevenis-professionalization-prison.html
Unfortunately, and as usual no one took it seriously and the carnage continues unabetted. Last month the police were crying foul over a murder convict, a one Sserunjogi aka Ssobi who confessed on TV how he has been killing and pillaging in the city, could have left prison. He is currently treated as a top regime asset with VIP status by a sister security outfit.
Once again, we take the opportunity to remind fellow country men and women and more especially the elites who are the policy makers that we are all potential prisoners. Our humble appeal is to whoever has the means to adequately address this issue. For those Ugandans not in prison, you have the choice and privilege of nursing wounds sustained from the actions or inactions of the Museveni regime but it is painful when suffered by helpless prisoners. Under the Museveni regime, pigs are treated better than prisoners.
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