Police Recalls Four Expectant Cops from Parliament

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Namaye explained that the four expectant cops had earlier on been withdrawn following the piglet demo.

Police has recalled four expectant female cops from parliament citing security concerns. They areAlaisa Namubiru, Rosette Mirembe, Christine Nakirya and Peace Mary. Polly Namaye, the deputy police spokesperson has confirmed the development.

She explained that the expectant cops were compromising parliamentary security since their pregnancies are in advanced stages and they can’t put on uniform. The withdrawal of the cops comes two weeks, after Norman Tumuhimbise and Robert Mayanjatwo jobless university graduates sneaked into parliament with two piglets and staged a demonstration.
 
Namaye explained that the four expectant cops had earlier on been withdrawn following the piglet demo. She noted that the four cops havebeen transferred to the Human Resource management department in Police until they deliver their babies. She said Police is not condemning the pregnant women but that they realized that their pregnancy was affecting their work and therefore deployed them elsewhere.
 
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Namaye also said four other cops have also been recalled and eleven others deployed to tighten security at parliament. The affected cops are Corporal Nakisita Sidi, Mugume David, Bagonza Derrick and Francis Bongomin.
 
Those redeployed are Isaac Ssesanga, John Onyango, Evans, Nihangana, Paul Wanyama, Norah Namataka and Godwine Hamawe. Others are Laban Twikirize, Brenda Mugaya, Monica Asingwire, Enock Pedere and Didas Munyagasozi. Namaye said the transfers take immediate effect.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.