Police brutality victims drag IGP Kayihura to court


Two victims of the recent police brutal beatings, Mr Ronald Muhereza and Mr Michael Nyesiga  have sued the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, and seven other police commanders.
The victims, petitioned High Court seeking for Shs50m compensation each.
Gen Kayihura is sued along with senior police officers James Ruhweza (Kampala North Regional police boss), Andrew Kaggwa, (Kampala South Regional boss) and Samuel Bamuzibire, (Kampala Metropolitan Field Force unit commander) among others

Most of the sued officers are accused of issuing orders to beat up supporters of former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, as he travelled to the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.
In their suit filed yesterday, Mr Muhereza and Mr Nyesiga state that the actions of the police officers, in surrounding them and mercilessly beating them up at the junction from Busaabala Road to Najjanankumbi on Entebbe Road as they cheered Dr Besigye, was unconstitutional.

The duo also claim that the police during the resultant violence, confiscated and damaged their bicycle and motorcycle, respectively, thereby violating their right to work to which they also claim compensation for loss of work.

The two victims through their lawyers, are also seeking for a court declaration that the said police commanders are unfit to be in the Force and should be dismissed with disgrace.


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