Lawyers Offer Free Services to Family of Drowned Hawker
The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and human rights lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuzi have expressed willingness to offer legal assistance to the family of Oliver Basemera.
Basemera, 35, drowned in Nakivubo Channel a week ago while fleeing from Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA law enforcement officers, who were conducting operations against hawking in the central business district.
The incident triggered outrage among vendors, motorcyclists and the general public who carried her body to City Hall, the headquarters of KCCA, accusing the authority of causing her death.
As a result, four Law enforcement officers were charged with manslaughter before Nakawa Chief Magistrate Lillian Bucyana. Those charged include Tito Kigiro, Eria Wasswa, Moses Tebyasa and Farouk Mpiima