Members of parliament on the legal and parliamentary Affairs committee have grilled the Uganda Human Rights commission officials over their slow intervention on the house arrest of the FDC leader Dr,Kiiza Besigye by security agents. This was raised by the member of parliament for Busiro south Joseph Balikudembe on the legal committee while the officials of the Uganda Human Rights led by the commission’s commissioner Agaba Maguru and the secretary to the commission Mr.Gordon Mwesigye appeared before the committee over the commission’s budget for the financial year 2016/17. The MPs queried that the Uganda Human Rights commission has not done much to restore the rights of Dr.Kiiza Besigye .
However, the commissioner Uganda Human Rights commission Agaba Maguru confirmed to the committee members that Dr. Besgye filed a case with the commission and it’s hearing is delayed because of there being another case in court. He said that the Besigye case hearing by the commission will start if the case in court is concluded. Agaba added that the Uganda Human Rights commission is going to meet president Yoweri Museveni and the prime minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda over Dr. Besigye’s house arrest and other human rights related cases.
Dr. Kiiza Besigye has been kept at his home by security since after the February 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.