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Novelist Kakwenza dominates first quarterly rule of law report

By Melanie Aanyu

Run-away satirical novelist Rukirabashaija Kakwenza has dominated the first quarterly rule of law report released by the Uganda Law Society in Kampala .

The report dubbed: “The State of Rule of Law in Uganda, First Quarterly report 2022,” notes that there have been a series of abductions leading to torture.

The report adds that he was arrested and kept incommunicado and without disclosure of the whereabouts of his detention. It was later discovered that he was detained at CMI where he was tortured.

The other torture-related incidents in the report are a list of 121 prisoners admitted with injuries between January 2020 and January this year with some being allegedly tortured by security forces.

The lawyers also cited the arrest of nine journalists working with Digi talk Tv alongside their equipment such as computers and mobile van in anticipation that they were to launch books critical of the government.

In their report, the lawyers recommended that the police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions arrest suspects within the confines of the law and detain them in a lawful detention centres.