Mukono municipality MP Hon Betty Bakireke Nambooze came out to say that people should expect nothing good out of the President’s security address but rather increased abuse of human rights.
Nambooze made these comments while appearing on NBS TV’s Barometer program yesterday 17th August 2021.
It should be recalled that a few days ago, President Museveni made a national security address where he told security forces to stop the torture of people especially those behind bars.
This address was however received with mixed reactions from both the public and some political figures.
Hon Nambooze said that Mr Museveni is not a credible person who says this and does something else.
She cited his alleged toughening of the corruption fight which instead escalated the vice.
“If Museveni ever tells you he is going to Masaka, please go to Jinja because that is where he will be.
Now that he has talked about torture, it will become more rampant the same way he has talked about corruption, and it has remained.” Hon Nambooze said.
Butambala legislator Hon Muwanga Kivumbi also expressed his doubts about the authenticity of Gen Museveni’s concern about this security update.
Kivumbi said that there is something fishy about this update adding that the President could be planning something.
Political analyst Charles Rwomushana chided in saying that Mr Museveni is only looking for legitimacy from the US.
He added that torture while in incarceration is an official policy and people only have to pray that they don’t get arrested.
Rwomushana added that there was no need for him to come out in public to address the security inefficiency but could have done it in State House.
“President Museveni doesn’t have to address the security officers on torture via the media. He can do it in his living room. He was addressing other people, not the security agencies.” Rwomushana said.
However, NRM cadre Fred Bamwime came to the rescue of his boss saying that President Museveni’s cooperation with people has not started today but dates back to the bush war days.
He went ahead to say that the President has not stopped anyone from seeking justice from the violators of human rights but this should be done legally.
This comes after NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago said that it’s their efforts that have started to push President Museveni to the wall.