By Ruth Anderah :
Opposition party Forum for Democratic Change has dragged the Inspector General of police Gen. Kale Kayihura to High court accusing him of disrupting their on-going party presidential campaigns.
Through the Buhweju county MP Francis Mwijukye the party wants an order restraining Kyihura from further disorganising and cancelling public rallies schedulled for their presidential candidates.
Mwijukye says he is the head of campaigns for candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat and he is well aware that on several occasions the Deputy secretary General has notified the IGP of the candidate campaign program , exercises and public rallies but despite this notification, police always swings into action to block and disrupt them under the guise of enforcing the public Order Management Act.
The party however says unless the IGP and his police are stopped , continuous disrruptions of their campaigns may lead to more loss of lives,destruction of property and numerous arrests and detensions as it was witnessed in the districts of Rukungiri, Lira , Gulu and Kampala among others.
Now the party wants court to declare that both Gen. Kayihura and the police officers he commands are personally liable for the loss of lives and violence suffered by the public in the various parts of the country.
FDC will hold its presidential elections on the 24th/November 2017.
Court has not yet allocated Mwijukye’s case file to a judge for hearing.