BY PAGET KINTU
Are all Ugandan citizens entitled to walk around with sticks to protect themselves or is this a legal preserve for the crime preventers and the kiboko squad? Can all the supporters of the different parties now walk to the campaigns with their sticks?! What legal instrument entitles Kiboko squad and the crime preventers to walk around with sticks or have we been mistaken and all along Ugandans have been entitled like the Balalo are to walking with their stick openly? If this a preserve given by the police to these special envoys of the police under what law are they doing this and can the Police Boss then accept liability for any acts committed by these individuals on his behalf? Can this issue be dealt with legally and quickly because it seems to me we have an Interehamwe in the making and nobody seems to be accepting responsibility for it?! Most sane people have advised against forming this militia in a politically volatile time. Already we have seen an attempt to misuse this militia in Mukono against the Go Forward Rally. Since against the calls of many Ugandans, Preseident Museveni and Kale Kaihura insisted on going ahead to form them, could any acts they commit be directly put at the doors of these two gentlemen? Could they be asked to publicly accept liability even now before we get the worst from these groups?!