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Rotten Kween IDPs camp horrifies Besigye


Besigye emerges from a hut in Lwanda IDPs camp


Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] candidate, Kizza Besigye, was yesterday horrified by the “dehumanisation” of Ugandans living in Internally Displaced Persons [IDPs] camps in Sebei region.

On Wednesday, Police led by Gerald Twishime, the Sippi Regional Police Commander, blocked Besigye from visiting Tariet IDP Camp.


However, on Friday, Besigye traversed Kween and Kapchorwa districts on Friday as he concluded his campaigns in the region.

Besigye first visited Lwanda IDP camp in Kwanyiy Sub County in Kween district.

After touring the camp, Besigye said he had witnessed “inhuman living conditions” subjected to the people in the area.


The environment inside the camp is dirty

Besigye was also told by camp dwellers that they have nowhere to bury the dead.

Apparently, they bury people at night after sneaking dead bodies out to the nearest land.

There are over 256 families [about 1, 000 people] in the camp who were evicted from Kapktwata forest in Mt. Elgon Forest reserve more than 15 years ago.


Besigye expressed concern over the living conditions of the people in the camp, which lacks basic social infrastructure like a health unit, clean water, roads and schools.

He said the sanitation and general welfare of IDPs is disappointing and unacceptable.

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