In awake of the continuous out cry from the public against the brutal arrests and violation of human rights by the armed forces and sister agencies, UPDF has embarked on training of its officers with hope that this will curb violation of human rights.
But human rights activist Nicholas Opiyo says the training is a charade, what needs to be done is a complete sweep of the rogue elements in the army and complete over haul the system.
The violation of human rights by the UPDF and sister agencies has continued to raise concerns in the public the UG
UPDF spokesperson Deo Akiiki says on top of the hard core military training the army is now educating its officers of matter of Human rights. Nicholas Opiyo disagrees, pointing out that problem lays between loop holes within the system.
Opiyo says unlike operations within in Uganda, those that they engage out of the country have been successful because the systems demand accountability.
Opiyo says because the rules of engagement on such missions are strict the problem is not lack of knowledge but a question of obedience to the rule of law.
In his defense UPDF spokesperson Deo Akiiki says actions of a few officers should not be acquitted on the entire institution.While the vast majority in the armed forces mean well, there’s need for commitment to proper processes of accountability.