City Lawyer Male-kiwanuka MabiriziMale-kiwanuka has petitioned the East African Court of Justice challenging the killing of 54 Ugandans during the November Anti-Bobi Wine arrest protests.
In a petition filed to the EACJ dated December4, Mabirizi accuses the Uganda Police, Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and the LDU for killing 54 Ugandans in what he calls “November, 2020 Uganda Massacre,” in Kampala and other parts of the country.
It should be recalled that between 18th and 23rd November, Ugandans across the country took on streets protesting against the unlawful arrest and detention of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential candidate, Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine, in Luuka district who was detained at Nalufeenya police post in Jinja. Dozens of Ugandans were killed and no justice has since been granted to the families of the victims.
This has prompted lawful Mabirizi to petition court seeking for equal compensation of the families of the victims.
He wants court to award a standard figure of general damages to each family of the 54people killed in the protests.
Recently, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni made solemn promises to compensate individuals whose properties were destroyed during the riots as long as they are verified.