Rights Agency Slams Uganda's Electoral Body for Poll Violence

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has faulted the Electoral Commission's slow response to rights violations during elections. Citing the example of the recently concluded National Resistance Movement party primaries, chairperson of the HRC, Katebalirwa Amooti, said the violence witnessed in September 2020, could escalate in 2021 if nothing is done. The recently concluded NRM party primaries were marred by violence, particularly in the eastern and Ankole regions, where at least six people were reported to have been killed and several others injured. Among those accused of orchestrating violence is the State Minister for Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana, who is currently facing charges of attempted murder, assault, threatening violence and the malicious damage to property.


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