Human rights activists call for a study into causes of mob action

The Uganda Human Rights Commission demands that government carries out a comprehensive study into the rising cases of mob action in several parts of the country, with a view of finding a lasting solution to the problem.

Commission chairman Medi Kaggwa urges that concrete reforms and improvements in the execution of the mandates of all government institutions to check mob action which is threatening to turn into lawlessness and anarchy.

Kaggwa says the study should un-earth the underlying causes of mob- action which might most probably be unemployment, strengthening capacity of the police and judiciary, elect local councils leaders to handle petty cases to save people from lengthy process in police and judiciary.

Addressing a media briefing at the Uganda Human Rights Commission offices in Kampala, the commission also spoke out on the rampant killings of security personnel in the country saying this raises serious concerns about the management and prevention of crime in the country.

This following the gunning down of a security operative Abdul Ssebaggala and the officer in charge of Dohwe police post in Namayingo district.

Kaggwa says expeditious investigations into these killings should be carried out

Story by

Wycliffe Sebunya

May 30 2014