The Minister in charge of Kampala Beti Olive Namisango Kamya has suspended eight Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcement officers.
In a directive letter dated March 12, 2019 to the Acting KCCA Executive Director Eng Andrew Kitaka, Kamya said the officers in question were accused of extortion and brutality and that they should be interdicted immediately to pave way for investigation into their conduct.
The suspended officers whom the minister mention by one name include Jemba, Bernard, Wampamba, Mukalazi, Kato, Muyimbwa, Kabito and Mariam.
“They should be relieved of KCCA uniforms and other KCCA tools or facilities. I expect a report within one month from date of this letter,” Kamya said in the letter.
On March 8, 2019, she met over 1,000 vendors operating in downtown Kampala who gave moving testimonies of brutality meted onto them by KCCA law enforcers.
Orders withdraw of charges against vendors
In the same vein, Kamya in her letter also ordered the authority to lift charges against all city vendors who are on remand.
She said KCCA should investigate the possibility of granting amnesty to hawkers who were convicted and are serving jail sentences.
“This does not exonerate hawkers on criminal charges,” said Kamya.
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