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Police transfers all suspects from Nalufenya

All suspects previously held at the dreaded Nalufenya police detention facility in Jinja have been transfered to other police station locations. 

Nalufenya, is infamously known for alleged torture of suspects held there. Now, the Police Flying Squad has transferred at least 20 suspects who were in custody at the facility to Kireka Special Investigations Unit headquarters. Others were sent back to police stations in the areas where they are believed to have committed the crimes that they're being held for. 

Nalufenya police facility currently has no single suspect 

The last suspects were transferred on Wednesday March 28. Prior to the establishment of Nalufenya police facility in 2014, police used to lock up high profile suspects at Kireka Special Investigations Unit headquarters.
 
A reliable source told URN on condition of anonymity that the suspects were transferred from Nalufenya in small groups.

"Apart from the police officers, most of whom live there and the few who works there, there is no suspect at the facility at all," the source said. 

The transfer of the suspects comes barely two weeks after the inspector general of police (IGP),  Okoth Ochola sent a team of seven officers led by the director human rights and legal services to assess the operations of the facility. 
 
The committee came up with a report, which cleared officers at the facility of torture allegations. The committee handed over the report to the police policy and advisory committee on Wednesday for discussion.
 
Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima declined to comment on the alleged transfer of suspects from Nalufenya, saying "For the moment, l will not share any information regarding Nalufenya with the media fraternity."

Nalufenya has attracted bad publicity for the police since its inception. The first group of suspects detained there on allegations of working with the rebels, the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) accused police of torture.

Shortly after, a group of suspects picked up in connection to the murder of former police spokesperson, assistant inspector general of police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi including the Kamwenge mayor, Geoffrey Byamukama also complained of torture.
 
Pictures showing Byamukama with deep wounds on the knees and ankles went viral on social media drawing public outrage. Nalufenya, which is gazetted as a police station, has existed since 1954.

It started as a police post and was elevated to a police station under KIIRA policing region before it was made a special operations unit center.

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+1 #1 Odessa Sekitte 2018-04-02 05:56
Nalufenya the infamous torture dungeon where enemies of state, real or imagined endure very intensive pain(vip) procedures.

These barbaric procedures involve acts such as: All the bones, organs, muscles, tendons, tissues, nerves, veins, arteries, ligaments,discs, cartilages, and the joints of suspects are fractured, broken, ruptured, punctured, dislocated, separated, bruised, contused, narrowed, abrased, lacerated, burned, cut, torn, wrenched, swollen, strained, sprained, inflamed and infected.

An eyesore to the nation indeed.
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+1 #2 kabayekka 2018-04-02 10:31
This is an example of the African political military Police stations where even mental suspects are taken to be sorted out.

Imagine the problems these culprits may cause after their release as one can see at Namirembe Cathedral.

It is very unfortunate that so many people cause many problems than they can ever solve in this world of ours.
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+1 #3 Jama 2018-04-02 13:44
We hope one day nalufenya police station will be turned into a museum in memory of all torture victims.
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+2 #4 ejakait engoraton 2018-04-02 14:58
This, like most things in Uganda, does not make sense.

Only very recently an investigation was carried out and it was found that this place offered services which were comparable to or even better than what Sheraton provides.

Now, wanting to deprive the prisoners this facility that KK had provided, this new IGP is transferring the inmates!!!!!
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0 #5 Lakwena 2018-04-03 09:52
In other words Afande Ochola is taking the bold step to sanitize Nalufenya, the Center of Crime Against Humanity in Uganda.

Is there anybody out there listening, what happened to the institution of the ICC? Or it has been demonized into silence and hiding; by non other than the current gang of notorious African war criminals and criminals against humanity.
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