Police Speaks Out on Torture Claims at Nalufenya

Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi

Police has dismissed as baseless, viagra order claims by a one Ishaq Muwaya, a brother to the late Sheikh Doctoor Muwaya that he was tortured in holding at Nalufeenya Police custody in Jinja.

Ishaq Muwaya was arrested together with his younger brother, on suspicions from their immediate family, that they were involved in the murder of their late brother, Doctoor Muwaya.

He would later be released after clearing the allegations against him, while several other suspects with whom he was arrested were charged to court.

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Claims have since appeared in the media that Muwaya was tortured while in holding, which the police say are aimed at tainting their image.

“We want to inform the public that the facility at Nalufenya has a detention system and procedure that is very transparent and open to the public, including routine checks, in support of the rights and welfare of all suspects,” said Assistant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi in a March 10th Statement.

Several individuals have raised complaints about torture in holding facilities including police custodies and prisons, with Nalufeenya topping the list.

Kaweesi however says Muwaya doesn’t describe in detail the acts of torture or reveal the identity of the officer who tortured him.

“We do take allegations of torture of suspects very seriously, and do request him [Muwaya] to come forward and lodge a complaint with the Professional Standards Unit to facilitate very prompt and thorough investigations into his claim,” wrote Kaweesi.


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