Members of Parliament have demanded that police officers and commanders who were recently charged for beating up supporters of former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) be tried in public.
According to Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu, charging the suspects in police disciplinary court is good but not good enough.
“Justice should not just be done but it should be seen to be done.
We demand for public prosecution of these officers and their commanders,” he said while appearing on Capital FM on Saturday.
According to him, police disciplinary court is provided in the police Act and part of its mandate is dismissal or demotion of errant officers.
“What the police did was commit law using corporal punishment which was outlawed,” said Irene Ekomu, a lawyer and human rights activists.
“The police should act professionally and transparently and not just window dressing,” she said.