Emmanuel Tegu: A Missing Outcry.

I heard a gut-wrenching statistic the other day. One that, I had to bring up on here, even though the thought of broaching this topic amid the current COVID-19, unemployment, frustrations in the society scares me half to death

But I have never let fear stop me from posting injustices that are happening in communities. Particularly because the more nervous I am to push “publish,” the more important the topic actually is. So anyway, enough beating around the bush

It is more likely for a peasant child to be brutalized, tortured than to be protected in Uganda. Let me say it again such you get what I’m talking about when you look at the situation in Uganda, it is more like for a peasant to be brutalized, tortured, killed by the Police, LDUs and any other government security, and nothing happens. Please let that sink in and you can also comment if you think it is not true

I’m not going to sit here and bash you over the head with police brutality statistics but rather I just want to invite you to think about it

Think about the nation over the unjust and reprehensible murder of Tegu Emmanuel, a medical student who had dreams for his family and the other men and women who have died at the hands of the police. Tragic losses of life that should have never ever happened. Each one, an unspeakable injustice in Uganda

Consider where your Heros reside? high-income neighbourhoods? Near the statehouse? Near good transportation? Consider where, how, and to whom is being hurt and then consider the numbers. Consider, those killed in your community by LDUs, Police alone. Do their lives and wellbeing matter? that’s the question for you to think about?

We cannot fight for justice without including the most vulnerable, and most executed population, the most key population, peasants, poor, unemployed youth, mention but a few

It is an uncomfortable conversation because we fear to be arrested and I’m not sure where this story will end up, we can’t pen down our thoughts on injustices

Wake up, Uganda, wake up people. If we’re truly fighting for justice for our brothers and sisters, we cannot ignore the biggest injustice of all and we have to continue talking about police brutality

Every single life matters. Every single one. Yes, no one deserves to die because of police brutality.

We need JUSTICE for those that have been brutalized, tortured by Police, LDUs. Read the full story on the late Emmanuel Tegu

Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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