Museveni Breaks Silence On Police Brutality
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has finally responded in defense of officers accused of caning Dr. Kizza Besigye supporters.
Cases of police brutality were reported when Besigye supporters were ruthlessly beaten up by Police as he was heading to Najjanankumbi where he had a press conference following his release from prison on court bail early last month.
Immediately after the incident, police chief appeared in media praising his officers who had beaten up these people saying it was a new technique of handling rioters.
Due to the outcry of many Ugandans and non government organizations, the errant officers were instructed to appear before the police disciplinary committee.
They will also be tried in courts of law, and the hearing is set to start on 10th August, 2016 at Makindye magistrate’s court.
The president of Uganda during his speech in Kyankwanzi, said it is wrong for these officers to be charged in court if they were handling illegal and violent demonstration.
“I am yet to talk to IGP Kale Kayihura to ascertain if the demonstration was illegal but not violent,” Museveni said.