Yesterday Wednesday, Police arrested about 10 women who were protesting against the continued detention of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters.

The detained are Nyanzi Elizabeth, Kyeyune Stella, Nakiku Allen, Namatovu Milly, Nankya Fiona, Sselonga Rukia, and Bulungi Jackie, Nantume Allen, Sylvia Ramuto and Apio Flavia.

They held posters reading, ‘stop torture’, ‘Free my husband’, and ‘We want equality for Mrs. Olivia Lutaya”. These women were arrested from Kalwere market as they headed to the city centre. 

According to Nantume, she says that her husband Yasin Ssekitoleko was detained two years ago, and was the sole breadwinner for the family. Nantume adds that she can’t celebrate Women’s Day when her husband was abducted by security agencies.

Nakibirango says that her close friend, Olivia Lutaya has been in prison for close to two years. 

Lutaya and 31 people are facing trial at the army court for being in illegal possession of 13 pieces of explosive devices. The state alleges that the crime was committed between November 2020 and May 2021 in areas of Jinja, Mbale, Kireka, Nakulabye, Kawempe, Natete, and Kampala Central.

Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson said that the women planned the demonstration from the NUP offices at Kavule.

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