Police Severely Beat Kizza Besigye Supporters
On July 12, 2016, the Uganda Police Force was filmed beating supporters of FDC’s Kizza Besigye as they welcomed him from Luzira prison where he had spent over 2months on charges of treason.
Police men on a patrol truck that was in Kizza Besigye’s convoy as he headed to his Kasangati home, they abandoned their role of guarding the FDC icon and resorted to caning his supporters.
In November 2015, President Museveni summoned the police to brass on a similar issue of beating civilians.
“Why should a police officer beat up a civilian? Even barking at a civilian is not good. If a civilian becomes violent, handcuff him. Beating civilians is unacceptable to NRM. That behaviour belongs to different era,” roared Museveni.