Hunter now hunted: Kayihura in dock for torturing Ugandans 


Makindye Chief Magistrates Court is the centre of action today as Ugandans gather to witness the trial of police chief Kale Kayihura.

In a hunter turning the hunted twist, will appear with other senior officers; Andrew Kaggwa (former Kampala South Regional commander), James Ruhweza (former head of operations, Kampala Metropolitan), Samuel Bamuziibire, (former Kampala Metropolitan Field Force Unit commander), Patrick Muhumuza, (former operations commander of Field Force Unit, Kampala Metropolitan South), Wesley Nganizi, (former Regional police commander, Kampala North), Geoffrey Kaheebwa (former Deputy Regional Police Commander, Kampala South) and Moses Nanoka (former Wandegeya Division police commander).

Security has already heavily deployed at the court to secure the premises ahead of the IGP’s appearance.

According to the charge sheet, Kayihura and his senior officers and other police commanders still at large, being superior officers of the Uganda Police Force, in various places in and around Kampala, between 2011 and 2016 but most notably on 13/07/2016 and 14/07/2016, are liable for the acts of torture committed against Joseph Kaddu, Andrew Ssebitosi, Rogers Ddiba, and other members of the general public including boda boda riders and supporters of Dr Besigye.

The notable police brutality happened on July 13 as police officers under the commander of Mr Kaggwa, circled Dr Besigye’s supporters at Busaabala Road junction off Entebbe Road and clobbered them mercilessly with the boda boda riders being the most affected.

Speaking to press yesterday, former FDC presidential flag bearer, made the call this morning as he re-appeared before the High Court, Criminal Division in Kampala to have his bail extended in honour of his bail term conditions in the treason case.

“I will be in Makindye court tomorrow to witness Kayihura step into the dock,” Besigye said.

Kayihura was summoned two weeks ago to appear in court following video clips of police beating and knocking down Ugandans.

Pro-Kayihura yesterday stormed Parliament in hope that Speaker Rebecca Kadaga would intervene to no avail.

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