A total of 20 lawyers have lined up to prosecute the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura over police brutality.
Gen Kayihura, a lawyer by training was summoned and is expected to appear before the Makindye Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday next week over police beatings of former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters.
According to the lawyers, police by beating supporters of Besigye acted contrary to section 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act of 2012.
According to the list released by one of the lawyers, Daniel Walyemera, the lawyers are reportedly part of the Network for public interest lawyers (NETPIL), a lawyers’ network with a core objective to represent the poor in court in public interest cases.
The 20 lawyers, who will prosecute Gen Kayihura by way of private prosecution, will be led by Abdullah Kiwanuka from Lukwago & Co Advocates.
Other notable lawyers are: Makerere don, Dr Kabumba Busingye, Jude Mbabaali and Mr Daniel Walyemera.