VIDEO: Distressed Mother Storms Parliament Over justice for Son


Kampala – Shock gripped officials and legislators when Ms Hajara Nakitto, the mother of a 15-year-old student who was shot dead during the November 2020 protests stormed Parliament demanding to meet Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

Amos Ssegawa, a senior two student at Lubiri High School (Buloba Campus) is one of the 54 people who were killed in the protests which erupted in Kampala and other parts of the country following the arrest of presidential candidate, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in Luuka District on November 18.

Armed with placards with writings ‘We need justice. Police killed him. Rest in peace Ssegawa Amos,’ a distressed Nakitto and her surviving 12-year-old daughter said police have failed to help her get justice.

“My son was shot dead as I walked with him home on the second day of the protests (November 19, 2020). I have not never received justice because police failed to help me. I have spent everything I had to try and get justice. I’ll sit at Parliament until I see the Speaker said,” Ms Nakitto said on Monday.

Ssegawa was his mother’s first child. Due to the closure of schools, Ssegawa was free and because the festive season was approaching.

Two weeks before the protests, Nakitto began taking him to her shop in Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb.

Ssegawa who was a former student of Lubiri High School (Buloba Campus) is one of the 54 people who were killed in the protests that erupted in Kampala and other parts of the country following the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in Luuka District.