By Edwin Muhumuza
Members of the Lango parliamentary Forum have accused police and the government for protecting Asians who are committing Human rights violations.
Erute South MP Jonathan Odur highlights gruesome incidents allegedly committed by Indians including the murder of a young boy Dickens Okello recently.
While addressing the media, they narrated various ordeals that have happened over the years In 2013, an Asian at Meru Factory, urinated on workers claiming to be spraying cockroaches.
In 2015 young girls were gang raped, this year at Tip-Top bakery owned by Asians, in April, a 16 yr old boy was assaulted allegedly as Indians forced half a kilo of red-pepper powder down his anus and last week,11 year old Dickens Okello was allegedly murdered and all these cases have never seen the light of day to punish the culprits, instead police heavily protects them.
At the same event government came on the spot over persistent preferential treatment of foreigners even when they break the laws of Uganda amid concerns raised by Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto alleging that Chinese constructing the Karuma dam had introduced a mysterious disease around that is sexually transmitted.
He also expressed disappointment in police for have meted violence on residents of Gulu town who were protesting against load-shedding by power company Umeme accusing the force for having deployed ex-LRA Combatants to quell the riots, and should have instead been undergoing rehabilitation.
“to the surprise of the whole world ,ex-LRA combatants were sent to manage the demonstration, managing a crowd is a very serious issue, that requires a superintendent of police dressed in uniform, but what do we see, we see the very people we saw in the Juba peace talks who are rebels’’ Otto said.
In Lira, a section of residents had accused two Indians, Pranau Uyas, 27, and Madahav Daga, 22, of causing Okello’s death on November 9.Mr Uyas and Mr Daga were on Monday arraigned before Lira Magistrate’s Court, charged and remanded.
Questions remain however about the legal status of some Indians in Lira and what the threshold is for non-Blacks to be considered investors there. In the meantime, the security agencies continue to monitor the situation in Lira, and warning the public against mob action.