Tears as 70- Year-Old woman dies in Police Custody

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A 70-year-old woman Fatinah Kigenyi has in police custody at the Kiira North Central Police station in Jinja. 

Fatinah Kigenyi, a resident of Kabi Zone in Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District was arrested by police over allegations of trespass on Wednesday morning. However, on arrival at the police station, she collapsed and died a few minutes later.

Yakut Mulowoza, a relative of the deceased says that the police insisted on arresting Kigenyi even when she was sick. According to Mulowoza, the deceased suffered a high blood pressure attack two days ago.

Sylvia Bukumune, a resident says that police officers arrested Kigenyi for allegedly being involved in boundary disputes with her neighbours. She however faulted the police for using force and demeaning language while arresting her today.

“Police officers would always arrest and release Kigenyi over land dispute challenges but for today’s case, armed police personnel and detectives aboard a police pickup surrounded her house, before leading her to the police station,” she says.

 Kiira region police spokesperson, Abbey Ngako confirms the incident adding that inquiries are underway to ascertain what exactly caused Kigenyi’s death.       

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