Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Police Brutality in Uganda

This is not my writing at all.  Let us be clear on this and remember I do not live in Uganda.  It is from the Face Book page of one of the journalists in #Uganda. This comes after a journalist was recently assaulted by a high ranking officer of the police (you can read Ugandan news papers) and that journalist is in critical condition in a hospital in Nsambya, Uganda.

If you think Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Laws of Uganda will punish Mr.Joram Mwesigye. Read my post below. Joram Mwesigye is working on the orders above and serving this Vampire Regime. Ugandans should know that we have a Military State in place. You think Museveni appointed Kayihura as the IGP to over see a honey moon?
• The shooting to death of two year old Juliana Nalwanga in Masaka, on April 22, 2011
• Shooting of seven-month pregnant woman Brenda Nalwendo in the stomach on April 15, 2011 during the walk to walk protest.
• On April 28th 2011, heavily armed Policemen under the command of Assistant Inspector General of Police Grace Turyagumanawe, the then Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander intercepted Besigye at Mulago Hospital round about, to prevent him from accessing the city center. Then Assistant Superintendent of Police Gilbert Bwana Arinaitwe smashed into Dr Besigye's car before ordering his officers to spray teargas inside it, temporarily blinding the FDC leader.
• On February, 26th, 2011, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Andrew Gidoi, former Officer in charge (OC) of Njeru Police Post in Buikwe and his subordinate, sergeant Tabu Bruhan, manhandled a mother one Annet Namudu a resident of Njeru town council and brutally threw her onto a Police patrol truck.
• October 2 2013, Five police officer; ASP Asobasi Daniel Okumu, Cpl. Odong Geoffrey, PPC Muwonge Patrick and PPC Lwanga Alafa and Sgt. Oswama Simon Peter where shown on camera collectively torturing one Kasim Ssuuna who had gone to the head office of Mukwano Group of Companies Ltd over compensation for losing his two fingers when a machine chopped them off.
• On March 21, 2012 Police officers beat freelance photographer Edward Echwalu as he was trying to cover the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye at Kira Road Police Station in the capital, Kampala.
• On the same day at Kampala's Central Police Station, Police beat up Anatoli Luswata, a reporter for the private weekly Eddobozi,
• Apr 14, 2011 - A former presidential candidate and leading opposition figure was shot by police during a modest street demonstration over rising commodity prices. Besigye was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a wound on his hand after being hit by what he said was a rubber bullet.
• On February 12, 2012 Isaac Kasamani, a photographer for the Daily Monitor newspaper, was shot at by plain clothes security personnel travelling in a police van, as he covered a rally of opposition parties.
• March 28, 2012, Siraje Lubwama a reporter weith the Observer and was beaten by Lawrence Nuwabwiine, the Kampala Traffic Director, a procession by Besigye, who had been bailed, and was moving out of court followed cheering Activists for Change (A4C)
• Three other journalists, Moses Nyanzi and Joseph Mutebi, who report for Bukedde, and Hasifah Wanyana of Kingdom FM, were also beaten up. Mutebi, a photographer, tried to file a case against his attacker but police blocked him.
• October 8, 2012; Police officers roughed up Wavah Broadcasting Service (WBS) Television journalist Kyuma Kya yesu before destroying his cameras.
• March 25, 2012 - Tom Kitandwe, owner of Galiraaya and Gazaland buildings, among other properties, was rounded up and seriously tortured at the offices of the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka. He was later flown to Nairobi for treatment

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