More Victims Sue Kayihura Over Violence; Demand Shs. 100m in Compensation

IGP Kale Kayihura

Two other victims of the violence meted on supporters of Col Dr Kizza Besigye who were walloped by police officers along Entebbe Road have rushed to court seeking justice.

The individuals who claim to have been injured during the beating as the police tried to contain the crowd escorting Besigye from Court; are seeking Shs. 50 million each in compensation from the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and seven stick wielding police officers.

The duo; Ronald Muhereza and Michael Nyesiga want the Kampala High Court to declare that the police commanders are unfit to be in the Uganda Police Force and therefore should be dismissed with disgrace.

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The other sued police commanders are; James Ruhweza the Kampala North Regional police boss, online Andrew Kaggwa from Kampala South, sick Samuel Bamuzibire and the Kampala Metropolitan Field Force Unit commander

Others officers include Geoffrey Kahebwa , pharm the Kampala Central Police station commander Aaron Baguma , Jonathan Baroza the personal Assistant to IGP Kayihura and a one Daniel Tandeka.

The plaintiffs claim that on the 13th of this month at the junction from Busaabala Road to Najjanankumbi along Entebbe Road, several junior police men acting under the command of their seniors wantonly and brutally beat up and tortured people who were following former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye. This they say violated their constitutional right to freedom and inhumane treatment.

The two men further claim that the police during this violence confiscated and damaged their bicycle and motorcycle respectively, thereby violating their right to work to which they also claim compensation.

However despite of the fact that in a few days after the incident Gen Kayihura came up and praised his men for the job well done, the police standards unit has currently charging the implicated officers, all of who have pleaded not guilty.


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