Govt Condemns Pro – Kayihura Demos
The Ugandan government has condemned the demonstrators who last week turned at Makindye Chief Magistrates Court in support of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Last Wednesday, a group of people stormed the court in the capital, Kampala to show solidarity with the IGP, General Kale Kayihura who was expected to appear before the court and answer to charges of police misconduct.
“The ministry of Internal Affairs regrets the unfortunate incident at Makindye Chief Magistrates Court on 10th Aug and condemns gathering,” Jeje Odong, the country’s Internal Affairs Minister said Tuesday morning while addressing the media at the Uganda Media Centre. He was giving government’s position on police actions.
The minister added, “The Ministry of Internal Affairs recognises and upholds the Constitutional role and Independence of the Judiciary. The gathering at Makindye Court was an interference with Constitutional duty of courts of law& judicial officers.”
Kayihura was dragged to court after an attack on July 13, in which a group of police officers surrounded bodaboda riders near Busabala road junction off Entebbe road and ruthlessly clobbered them as they accompanied Besigye who was heading to the FDC party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.