The High Court in Kampala awarded Hajara Nakitto sh50 million for the loss of her 15-year-old son during the November 2020 Uganda riots.
In a ruling delivered on Friday, Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana declared the death as unlawful and an arbitrary deprivation of the right to life, holding the government accountable for its actions.
The decision stems from a successful petition filed by Nakitto against the then Attorney General. She argued that her son, Amos Ssegawa, was shot dead on November 19, 2020, when the police and army used live bullets to quell protests that followed the arrest of then-presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during a campaign rally in Luuka district.
Today talking to Twitter Bobi Wine states below:
On Friday last week, the High Court in Kampala ruled in favor of Hajara Nakitto, whose son, Ssegawa Amos was murdered in cold blood by regime operatives during the November 2020 protests. Amos was only 15 years of age at the time of his extrajudicial killing. Regime operatives went on rampage, killing over 150 innocent citizens.
Shamelessly, Museveni came out and praised his ‘commandos’ for a job well done! He would later claim that more than half of those who died were killed by stray bullets and promised that they would receive ‘compensation’. Unsurprisingly, it turned out to be another lie and false promise! To date, there has been nothing – except attempts to silence a few of the victims who were vocal.
I want to salute Hajara for her relentless fight for justice for her son. Although the 50 million shillings awarded to her is too small compared to the life lost and the expectations she had in her son, at least it has gone on record that the Museveni regime illegally murdered her son. Of course it’s not even clear if the money will ever be paid to her.
On our part, we shall continue to use all avenues to push for justice and accountability for these crimes against humanity! May the soul of Amos and all other victims of the Museveni brutality continue resting in peace.