According to UHRC’s head of the Right to Health Unit, Patricia Nduru, human rights abuses by security forces were 57% of the 1,231 violations registered.
These were in the form of what UHRC termed as torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, detention of suspects beyond the constitutional 48 hours before they are arraigned in courts of law and unlawful arrest or detention.
MPs heard that the report was premised on a visit to over 900 detention facilities around the country.
Complaints against police and the army, all related to torture, were 457 and 151 respectively.
Reacting to the report findings, police spokesperson, Judith Nabakoba faulted UHRC for highlighting generalities instead of noting specific incidents where police officers have been involved in human rights abuses.