By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, main Campus-The KIU Human Rights Initiative will be participating in the Inter-University human rights debate which will take place from 18th -19th November 2021. This year's Inter-university human rights debate will run under the theme “Promotion and protection of Human Rights in Relation to SDGs.”
Kyomya Hosea, the president of KIU Human Rights Initiative told this website in a virtual interview on Wednesday that a delegation of four people will represent Uganda's leading private University in Gulu.
"We are sending a delegation of four members to represent us in Gulu for the first time in history," President Kyomya disclosed.
He adds that "these members are Natasha Desire Laker a student of bachelor's degree in procurement and supplies management, Asiimwe Fred and Tukamusaba Desire from the school of Law."
The delegation that sets off today, 17th November 2021will be escorted by the president of the club (Student’s initiative for Human rights Kampala international university.
President Kyomya has however assured students and stakeholders of KIU that the team will do whatever there is possible to impress on their first appearance in the Inter-University human rights debate.
"We have been training vigorously day in day out and we guarantee to do better on our first attempt," Kyomya said.
KIU will open the debate against Bishop Stuart University on Wednesday. The two will handle the motion, "The death penalty is not consistent with any just purpose of punishment. It does not render justice to victims but instead fosters vengeance. There is no fitting punishment without hope! Punishment for its own sake, without room for hope, is a form of torture, not a punishment.
Other participating Universities include Uganda Pentecostal University, Busitema University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Makerere University, Uganda Christian University, Uganda Pentecostal University, University of Saint Joseph, Mountains of Moon and Cavendish University.