Police officers who were involved in the torture of Kamwenge Mayor Geoffrey Byamukama are appearing in court today.
Mayor Byamukama is one of the dozens of suspects held in connection with the murder of former Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi in March.
The officers, diagnosis still unnamed and unnumbered by publication time will be tried in a public court, according to the police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye.
The Police mouthpiece told Chimpreports in a message, “(The) Police officers who tortured Mayor Byamukama will be charged today (Friday) at Buganda Road Court.”
It should be recalled that earlier, in the heat of public outrage, following the emergence of grisly photos showing the torture of Mayor Byamukama, the police hastily denied the claims.
Kasingye later said the mayor had sustained what he called “superficial injuries” during his arrest at the Ministry of Lands offices in Kampala, which injuries were made worse by his long suffered medical condition that he declined to name.
Kasingye also claimed that Byamukama assayed to fight and resist arrest when he realised that he was being driven to Jinja (Nalufenya) and not the police headquarters in Naguru as he had been told.
This he says is how he sustained the injuries.
Byamukama who was unable to walk or stand by himself was treated for weeks at Nakasero Hospital before being taken back to Nalufenya.
The public trial of the implicated police officers is deemed an effort to save face of the police force which has taken too many hits lately in public domain, as claim trickled in ceaselessly of the police torturing its detainees.