The police disciplinary court is today expected to deliver its judgment on the eight police officer, who allegedly masterminded beating of Dr Col kiiza Besigye’s supporters last year.
In July last year, Police officers brutally beat up supporters of Opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye, who gathered to welcome him on his way to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party headquarters in Kampala.
The officers commanded by Kampala Metropolitan Police South Regional commander Andrew Kaggwa, used truncheons to clobber Dr Besigye’s followers, who were dancing and singing at the sight of the former presidential candidate, who has been in prison for two months.
The worst incident was at a junction from Busabala Road to Najjanakumbi off Entebbe Road. Here, police surrounded Dr Besigye’s supporters and the beating ensued.
Among those encircled were boda boda cyclists, who fell in a pack, hastily abandoned their motorcycles and ran for dear life as the policemen unleashed their crude weapons. The boda boda cyclists screamed as the beatings rained from all directions.
Speaking to media today, Denis Odongpiny, the court chairman said that they had so far received submissions from seven accused officers by Tuesday last week, leaving out Dan Tandeka who has not been around.
He said that by close of business yestarday, all officers would have made their submission pending judgment today.
The officers charged include Andrew Kaggwa, Samuele Bamuzibire, Muhumuza Patrick, Kalyango willy, Kato Sula, Muwanga Denis, and Agaba moses.