Uganda police officers carry the body of the murdered woman from the scene of crime in Entebbe. PHOTO | DAILY MONITOR
Since May, 23 women in Wakiso district have been killed. Police say a majority of the women were strangled, sexually abused.
Locals say the police in Entebbe and surrounding areas are incapable of protecting the citizens and merely run extortion rings.
Security forces are accused of being so focused on preserving President’s Museveni’s National Resistance Movement’s hold on power, thus having little time to see women organisations protesting, as the demos could stoke the tensions being played out over the Constitution.
The murders in Wakiso raise important issues that impact on women’s rights with regards to movement, the right to the integrity of one’s body, freedom from sexual violence, right to work and pay now being constricted by the faceless murderers.