Ugandan artistes including Rema Namakula, Juliana Kanyomozi, and Big Trill among many others have joined millions of social media users to speak out on the police brutality that has most recently scooped headlines following running battles between the civilians and security personnel in the ongoing election campaigns.
A section of the artists have been known to be silent on matters such as police brutality and many times, their supporters have had to call them out to show address such issues.
The most recent violent incident was in Masaka during presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi’s campaign where several journalists were manhandled by security staff and sustained severe injuries.
Following the uproar on social media, artists have joined in to condemn these acts.
“Y’all Ugandan Entertainers who come out to speak up when the regime passes decrees that hurt your pockets but stay quiet when innocent Ugandans are being murdered in the streets are part of the problem . WE WONT FORGET!!,” Big Trill tweeted.
Formerly, Apass has been very vocal about his disappointment in how the police deal with the civilians especially those on campaign trails of Bobi Wine and other opposition figures.
This time round, however, more artists seem to be woke and taking part in the cause.
“Every time you push and test people’s tolerance, there will be a breaking point! Uganda is better than this. Stop the violence,” Juliana Kanyomozi tweeted.
“When will enough be enough? My heart bleeds for my motherland. Every single life matters. We all deserve a chance to live. My prayers for the families that have lost their dear ones,” Rema shared on her Facebook page.