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FDC Women to Petition IGP over Kidnaps

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Women’s League has revealed plans to petition the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola.

Addressing the media on Monday, the Women League Spokeswoman, Sarah Eperu said the group will hold a peaceful demonstration and deliver a petition to the IGP over the rampant kidnap and murder of girls and women.

“On top of demonstration at the end of the month, we are going to petition the IGP at the (police) headquarters in Naguru tomorrow at 10; we wrote to him over our meeting with him but he hasn’t responded,” Eperu said.

“Our mission is a very peaceful one; we want to have a one on one with him over the rampant kidnaps and murder of women but in case peace fails, force will prevail.”

“On top of that, we shall be going to Katabi in Entebbe on 14th to visit families of the victims of the rampant women kidnap.”

Eperu added that on 21st June, the FDC women shall take a petition to Kadaga and to the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) which move shall be conducted in conjunction with the different parties Women’s leagues and some members of the civil society.

“We hope there will be no teargas because we believe the new IGP is a civilized person,” Sarah noted.

The announcement came moments after a coffin was dumped early this morning at the Parliamentary building by The Alternative Youth Activists, who were demonstration against what they called MPs neglect of the issue of kidnaps.

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