Court Summons IGP Over Police Brutality

Makindye Magistrate’s court has issued out criminal summons against the Inspector General of police Gen. Kale Kayihura.

He is expected to appear on the 10th, August, 2016 over charges relating to torture.

Gen Kayihura is wanted together with seven of his junior officers including James Ruhweza, Wesley Nganizi , Andrew Kaggwa and Geofrey Kahebwa among others.

The summons follow a successful application by three citizens; Andrew Ssebitozi, Rogers Ddiba and Joseph Kaddu to privately take on Kayihura and these senior police commanders for their violating rights of citizens.

The trio managed to convince Grade one magistrate Juliet Nakitende that at several places within Kampala city and on various dates between 2011 and July 2016, the said commanders ordered junior police officers to torture them by beating them up and confiscating their property including motor vehicles and general merchandise.

The three have filed their case through their lawyers of Lukwago and company advocates.

Meanwhile, earlier the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said Kayihura was ready to face court on the allegations, adding that the police legal team is prepared to defend the actions of the accused officers and the police chief.

Story By Ruth Anderah