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NGOs caution police on forceful land evictions
This comes amidst a wave of land evictions in the country leaving many people homeless with police faulted for such executions.

Forceful land evictions have been cited as one of the rampant human rights violations in the country.

 

This comes amidst a wave of land evictions in the country leaving many people homeless with police faulted for such executions.

 

Sophie Kyagulanyi the governance manager at Oxfam Uganda says that the force used by police in land evictions is beyond reasonable force.

 

Ms Kyagulanyi says that where it ceases to be reasonable force, the police should come out to penalise its officers.

However, the police spokesman Emilian Kayima says they only provide security to the court bailiffs executing court orders and also warned people who sell off their land and after refuse to vacate.

This was discussed during a human rights meeting of Civil Society organizations and human rights defenders like Action Aid, Oxfam, HURINET among others.