Nalongo Nana Mbarikiwa who is in hospital, was admitted after being violently manhandled by a group of female and male police officers at the main entrance to the Uganda Police Force Headquarters in Naguru
Nana who is 7 and a half months pregnant, decided to protest in a softer way because she could not hit the streets, according to her she could not bear to sit down and watch as the police and the military violated Bobi wine’s and every Ugandan’s rights even when heavily pregnant
So she made a trip to the Police Headquarters in Naguru with an intention of meeting the IGP or his deputy to inquire about why the police was illegally holding holding Bobi wine under house arrest, and why the blatant abuse of rights by the police have only increased.
Bobi wine visited her and she narrated o him how the events unfolded when she went at Police head quarters.
She narrates that while she waited for clearance to access the police offices near the gate, a group of police officers jumped over her car and poured huge amounts of pepper spray and tear gas inside her car to force her out, just like they did to Bobi wine on Monday.
During the process, two female police officers held her legs apart and each sat on one as they twisted them. One pulled her shorts down and forced her hand between her legs. She yelled in pain and told them that they were killing her baby.
They squeezed even harder, while throwing obscenities at her- “deliver the baby from here!”
She said another officer twisted her arm and almost broke it. The marks are still visible! Others grabbed her heavy belly, trying to pull her out of the car which they finally did, before violently dropping her on the ground. She fell on her back – vomiting, and then blacked out.
Bobi wine wrote on his wall appreciating her efforts and called on Ugandans not to sit as their rights are being violated.
“I appreciate all comrades who have supported her in every way, and encourage all of us to support her and other comrades who are being illegally detained and tortured for peacefully protesting against impunity. Quick recovery soldier!!”