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Journalists Storm out of Kayihura Meet, Seek M7 Redress

Buganda Road Court Magistrate Ssanyu Mukasa has charged former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye of assault and other 2 counts of malicious damage of 2 video cameras and a trouser belonging to journalists.

Prosecution alleges that on January 12, this web http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/views/list.php 2015 at Florina Bar and Restaurant   along Namirembe Road in Kampala, viagra buy   38year old Mwesigye assaulted  a WBS journalist Andrew Lwanga causing actual bodily harm .

Prosecution further alleges that Mwesigye willfully and unlawfully caused malicious damage while at Florina Bar and Restaurant spoiling 2 video cameras a Sony PD170  belonging to Andrew Lwanga and a Panasonic camera belonging to Joseph Ssetimba plus a trouser belonging to the latter.

DPC Mwesigye was earlier charged with assault and vandalism

DPC Mwesigye was earlier charged with assault and vandalism

Dressed in a checkered shirt, blue trouser and sandals the police officer denied all charges.

Meanwhile Buganda Road court granted Mwesigye bail after his lawyers led by Spencer George told court that the accused had a right to bail adding that he doesn’t have any criminal record before presenting 5 sureties.

However the state asked court not to grant the police officer bail stressing that this would lead to a public outcry adding that investigations into the matter have been concluded and thus granting him bail was of no essence.

“We ask that if bail is granted, there should be stringent measures put onto him so as he doesn’t jump it, ”said the prosecutor.

The Magistrate however granted the accused a cash bond of shs850000 and a non cash bond of Shs2m for each of the five sureties.

The case has been adjourned to tomorrow January 16, 2015 for hearing. While covering a procession by the youth under the National Association of the Unemployed who were on route to the office of the police Chief Gen.Kale Kayihura in a bid to inform him of their intended activities throughout the country, Mwesigye unleashed terror on journalists and in the scuffle, WBS cameraman Andrew Lwanga was badly beaten to near death while others nursed wounds.
Buganda Road Court Magistrate Ssanyu Mukasa has charged former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye of assault and two other counts of malicious damage of 2 video cameras and a trouser belonging to journalists.

Prosecution alleges that on January 12, information pills http://cultnews.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-streams.php 2015 at Florina Bar and Restaurant   along Namirembe Road in Kampala, viagra http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/attach_to_post/package.module.attach_to_post.php   38year old Mwesigye assaulted  a WBS journalist Andrew Lwanga causing actual bodily harm .

Prosecution further alleges that Mwesigye willfully and unlawfully caused malicious damage while at Florina Bar and Restaurant spoiling 2 video cameras a Sony PD170  belonging to Andrew Lwanga and a Panasonic camera belonging to Joseph Ssetimba plus a trouser belonging to the latter.

DPC Mwesigye was earlier charged with assault and vandalism

DPC Mwesigye was earlier charged with assault and vandalism

Dressed in a checkered shirt, more about http://cyberstudio.biz/main/components/com_weblinks/models/weblink.php blue trouser and sandals the police officer denied all charges.

Meanwhile Buganda Road court granted Mwesigye bail after his lawyers led by Spencer George told court that the accused had a right to bail adding that he doesn’t have any criminal record before presenting 5 sureties.

However the state asked court not to grant the police officer bail stressing that this would lead to a public outcry adding that investigations into the matter have been concluded and thus granting him bail was of no essence.

“We ask that if bail is granted, there should be stringent measures put onto him so as he doesn’t jump it, ”said the prosecutor.

The Magistrate however granted the accused a cash bail of shs850000 and a non cash bond of Shs2m for each of the five sureties.

The case has been adjourned to tomorrow January 16, 2015 for hearing. While covering a procession by the youth under the National Association of the Unemployed who were on route to the office of the police Chief Gen.Kale Kayihura in a bid to inform him of their intended activities throughout the country, Mwesigye unleashed terror on journalists and in the scuffle, WBS cameraman Andrew Lwanga was badly beaten to near death while others nursed wounds.
Dozens of angry journalists today stormed out of a conference called by the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura.

The furious reporters walked out in protest after waiting for hours for the IGP to no avail.

Gen Kayihura called for the meeting today at 2 pm, sales http://clark-illustration.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-pagenavi/admin.php at the Police Headquarters in Naguru where he was expected to among other address of the question of police brutality unto journalists.

The reporters who at one days ago proposed a “black out” on all police functions waited eagerly to hear the IGP’s say on his officer Jorum Mwesigye, ailment http://celiac-disease.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-invites-endpoint.php who brutally hit a television journalist in an operation on Monday.

WBS TV’s Andrew Lwanga is currently hospitalized at Nsambya hospital.

The meeting was later postponed by two hours, but at 4:30 there was no sign of the IGP. Silent mumblings in the room then escalated to loud and furious banter as reporters questioned the Force’s commitment to their cause.

At 5 pm the journalists stormed out of the boardroom and assembled outside the police headquarters, where President of the Human Rights Network for Journalists Uganda [HRNJ] Robert Sempala addressed them on the next move.

Our reporter Nixon Segawa tells us the journalists also refused to be addressed by Police Spokesmen Fred Enanga.

ChimpReports was yet to establish why the IGP Kayihura was unable to meet the reporters, for such a critical cause.

Meanwhile HRJU President Sempala asked all media houses to equally isolate the police force, by denying them coverage.

He also revealed that next; the association would seek redress from the Minister of Internal affairs Hon Gen Aronda Nyakairima.

“But if he [Aronda] also proves of no help, then we shall seek the audience of President Museveni himself.” He noted

Earlier today, the man in question DPC Jorum Mwesigye was charged at Buganda road court for assaulting Lwanga and damaging his gadget. He was granted a 850,000 cash bail by Magistrate Sanyu Mukasa.

 

 

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