What started as a normal working day for journalists ended up bloody as police led by Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye beat up a journalist on duty.
After addressing a press conference at the JEEMA Headquarters in Mengo, physician page http://crosswordfiend.com/blog/wp-includes/pluggable-deprecated.php a Kampala suburb on Monday, healing http://clockdodgers.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php youth under the National Association of the Unemployed proceeded with a march to the office of the police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura in a bid to inform him of their intended activities throughout the country.
“On several occasions we have written to Gen Kayihura and we got no response. This time round we are set to deliver the letter to his office, price http://companyimpact.com/components/com_content/helpers/route.php ” explained the group leader Doreen Nyanjura before starting off with their journey.
As usual, journalists followed the group as they covered the procession but hell broke loose at Namirembe road when DPC Mwesigye arrested some of the youth.
Riding a cream Toyota Mark II, Tumwesigye used a huge stick, beating the activists and journalists.
“I am going to shoot you if you don’t stop filming what is going on now,” charged Mwesigye before mercilessly clobbering 28-year-old WBS cameraman Andrew Lwanga.
With huge strokes raining on his head, the journalist staggered before falling as blood oozed out of his head.
At this moment, the DPC attempted to escape from the scene only to be intercepted by angry journalists who demanded he explains his actions.
Instead of organising for an ambulance to take Lwanga to a medical facility for emergency care, Tumwesigye dragged his victim into a car before dumping him at the police station.
It was Kampala South police Chief James Ruhweza, who on arrival at the police station, rushed Lwanga to Mulago referral hospital.
“We had to rush him to Mulago for treatment but we condemn the brutal act by our own officer. All those involved are to be investigated and brought to book,” Ruhweza explained.
Leaders of journalist groups are expected to issue a statement soon, detailing the next course of action against the brutal police officer.
As Uganda prepares for 2015/16 elections, page http://chaosoffroad.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-checklist.php leaders and stakeholders in greater Bushenyi districts have been urged to remove religion and cultural differences out of politics if the region is to have free and fair elections in 2016.
The call was made by the special presidential assistant for general duties in charge of Buhweju affairs, website Mrs. Alison Ayetoraniire while addressing stakeholders in Bushenyi greater at a meeting organized by Ekimeeza group at Bushenyi guest house on Saturday.
Ayetoraniire said as the electioneering period draws nearer, medicine leaders and prospective candidates at all levels need to first identify issues affecting the development of their areas before seeing who comes from which region and tribe.
Citing what characterized previous elections, Ayetoraniire added that the electorates are now enlightened about what should be done and they will vote wisely by voting right leaders not those who choose to divide them along religious lines.
Ayetoraniire who has been instrumental in offering services like telecommunication links, seedlings, health to the people in the hard to reach areas of Buhweju and behind the Buhweju Digest-a souvenir that was issued at the 2014Tarehe Sita celebrations – explained that Buhweju is a development-Hungry area and it needs visionary leaders who won’t ride it alongside divisions but rather engineer development of the households.
Mr. Pison Mugizi, the chairperson of Ekimeeza Group urged politicians and community members to make good use of available forums where society issues can be learnt and sorted out amicably; to have a more civilized community ready for development as time goes by.
The meeting resolved that unity is for all and no society can develop along religion and tribal lines when it has people of diverse cultures thereby vowing to ensure peaceful and fair elections come 2016.