Ugandans who are partly responsible for the country’s ‘gold medal’ in booze have started a campaign that would see the police force dragged to the courts of law because of the on-going ‘Kawunyemu’ operation that the former claim is an infringement on their human rights.
The Uganda Police has been carrying out an operation against drunk drivers in the recent weeks that has seen a number of high profile Ugandans fall victim. It involves the use of a breathalyzer that has been code named ‘Kawunyemu’.
In a strongly worded appeal on social media platform Facebook, fireworks advertising director Muhereza Kyamutetera , an intimate lover of the bitter and decorated ‘General’ in the booze ranks, has called on his fellow booze heroes to unite and “Take some real action” instead of speculation and mere talking.
To show his determination to pursue this ‘noble’ cause, he has outlined a number of avenues through which he hopes this can be achieved and offered an initial pledge of Shs500, 000 in addition to calling on his comrades to meet on Wednesday.
This is what he posted on Facebook;
Guys, we have done too much talking and speculation. We need to rake some real action here. I have done some consultations and from the advice I have gathered, there are a number of possible actions we can take: a) We need to write to the Attorney General for an Interpretation of Sections 111-117. b) Launch a public interest suit against the Attorney General and Inspector General of Police or the individual officers involved and in the meantime apply for a temporary injunction on the Kawunyemu operations. c) Drag the Police to Human Rights Commission. c) Apply to Constitutional Court for the interpretation of both the Police Act and Traffic & Road Safety Act. We need to take urgent action. I am committing Shs500k to this cause. Innocent Not-Guilty Nahabwe Abowe SpearOnyango Gareth you are interested parties. We need to make a move. Who is in?
The move has already generated interest with many heroes promising to be part of the struggle for freedom.