Police Chief Attacks Media Over Police Brutality Reports

The Police Chief General Kale Kayihura has attacked the media for what he calls distorting information and putting the image of the force in disrepute.

Speaking at the launch of the face-lift project of Jinja road police station,  Gen Kayihura said the recent brutal beating of opposition supporters by some individual officers has been misrepresented in the media.   

Gen.Kayihura adds that the police in other countries like the US have committed worse atrocities like the shooting of black Americans but the media has not been as harsh as is the case in Uganda where an isolated case has caused uproar.

The police chief has thus asked government to review the conditions of licensing private radios and television stations to ensure strict adherence to media laws.

Edited by Damali Mukhaye