Four months after empty government pledges that families of the deceased 54 people caught up in the deadly November protests, a woman identifed as Ms Hajara Nakitto, also the mother of Amos Ssegawa, a 15-year-old senior two student who was shot dead during the November 2020 protests has this morning stormed Parliament demanding to meet the Speaker on grounds that she has not been helped by police to get justice.
“My son was shot dead as I walked with him home on the second day of the protests (November 19, 2020). I have not got justice since then. I’ll sit at Parliament until I get justice,” shouted Ms Hajara Nakitto before police officers ganged up on her. “I want to see the speaker. I want justice for my son. Ugandans want justice for their people who were innocently killed,” she added before being whisked away.
More than 54 people were killed in the two day riots that rocked Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and several urban parts of the country after the arrest of NUP party president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine who was at a campaign trail in Luuka district. Scores were injured in the scuffles as security forces witch hunted supporters of Bobi Wine. By the time normalcy was restored, over 54 people had been murdered and more than 200 injured. President Museveni commented on the scuffle and lauded his armed forces for taming what he described as ‘hooliganism’. He however pledged to compensate the families of strictly those who were not participating in the protests. To date, the pledge remains unfulfilled with families and relatives losing hope every other day.