Police deploy demonstrators to protest Kayihura’s appearance in court

aaakaaa Police on Wednesday deployed demonstrators at Makindye Magistrates Court where Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura is expected to appear over charges of police brutality.

Several protesters carrying placards are said to have been deployed by Kabalagala DPC to disorganise court and make in impossible to prosecute the police chief.

About 40 lawyers are today expected to prosecute Kayihura by way of private prosecution over recent cases of police brutality where a number of men in uniform were captured in the media beating up supporters of former Forum for Democratic Change  (FDC) presidential candidate Kizza Besigye.

Security has been tightened at court premises after Dr Besigye said he would also appear in court to witness the trial of General Kayihura.

Kayihura had been expected to appear in court last Wednesday but failed to turn up.

Court was told that Kayihura, a lawyer by profession had flown to Nairobi to meet his Kenyan counterpart to discuss regional security matters.

Kayihura’s appearance in court comes on the heels of the trial of several senior commanders in Police disciplinary court over police brutality.

However, several people have argued that Kayihura should be prosecuted because he ordered the commanders to beat up Besigye supporters.

Shortly after, the widely condemned police acts were reported in the media, Kayihura held a press conference and applauded his officers saying they had done done good job.

According to him, battle charge by way of beating is to replace year gas for engaging demonstrators.



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