Members of Parliament’s committee on Human rights have disagreed on conjugal rights for inmates.

Members of Parliament’s committee on Human Rights have disagreed on the issue of conjugal rights for inmates.

This followed a request by Kilak South MP Gilbert Oulanya and Kasanda County’s Simeo Nsubuga to the Commissioner General of Prisons Johnson Byabashaija to grant conjugal rights to inmates, especially those serving long sentences stemming from capital offences.

Byabashaija was appearing before the committee chaired by Mitooma Woman MP Jovah Kamateka to explain the current condition of Uganda’s prisons.

Oulanya’s suggestion has however was down by Bulamogi County MP Kenneth Lubogo and the committee chair who said it was inappropriate.

Byabashaija has told the committee that his operations are only those within the legal limits but assured them of some drastic changes to be implemented soon.