Just In: Mityana District Woman MP Joyce Bagala Arrested At Parliament


By Uganda Online Media

Kampala: Police at parliament have arrested Mityana District Woman MP Hon Joyce Bagala.

The MP was reportedly arrested on Tuesday by Parliamentary Police for being in possession of T-shirts with printed messages denouncing torture.

This has been confirmed by MP John Baptist Nambeshe of Manjiya County.

“It is very unfortunate that the shadow minister for Information and Anti-Corruption also Mityana District woman Mp (Joyce Bagala) has been arrested in the precincts of parliament by the parliamentary police for being in possession of T-shirts written on #EndTortureInUganda,” Nambeshe said in a Tweet.

Hon Bagala and other opposition MPs had gathered for a press conference in which they announced plans to file a motion of censure against Security Minister Gen Jim Muhwezi who is expected to present a report on torture in the country to the floor of parliament.

The MPs also announced that they would put in place a “Public Complaints Register” book and phone numbers where all victims of torture can report throughout the country.

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