5 female Ugandans stormed the United Nations Assembly meeting on crime and torture (CAT) currently taking place in Geneva Switzerland after submission of a report by Uganda’s Attorney General on the country ‘s observation of human rights and torture.
The 75th session against torture that began on October 31st running through to November 25, on the fateful day was reviewing efforts by Australia, Chad, El Salvador, Malawi, Uganda and Somalia to implement the provisions of the convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment.
This isn’t the first time that a Museveni government minister is attacked at a conference outside Uganda, it’s becoming a paradigm for Ugandans in diaspora to reveal the ills of Tibuhaburwa government by attacking ministers and carrying out public demonstrations. Weeks ago in Canada, minister for presidency survived an attack from an enraged Ugandan, accusing her of aiding and perpetuating misrule in Uganda.
The women’s riotous action, came heels on toes after Kiryowa Kiwanuka submitted a report that Uganda doesn’t operate ‘safe houses’ where citizens are tortured.
The women who must have prepared well in advance came in clad in printed clothes denouncing torture of Ugandans by their government.
One of the women whom Uganda’s president of the leading opposition political party National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, described as “courageous”, took her action a notch higher by uninvitedly addressing the meeting, shouting on the top of her voice that Uganda’s attorney general was “a liar and that the meeting shouldn’t take his blatant lies”.
This evening as Kiryowa Kiwanuka concluded his lies about torture at the UN, comrades from the Ugandan diaspora in Switzerland went in and courageously confronted him! SUPER PROUD OF YOU LADIES. Thank you for making sure that the shameless lies do not go unchallenged. pic.twitter.com/UjO5oJhzAr
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) November 10, 2022
Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s take
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, on receiving this news, took to his Twitter handle and said thus:
“This evening as Kiryowa Kiwanuka concluded his lies about torture at the UN, comrades from the Ugandan diaspora in Switzerland went in and courageously confronted him! SUPER PROUD OF YOU LADIES. Thank you for making sure that the shameless lies do not go unchallenged.
However the UN security team, after a minute or so of listening to the woman, whose voice video clip released later, was muted by conference media team, arrested the 5 women and whisked them away. It was established later that the five were released without a charge.