Killer Cop Santos Charged With Murder, Agaba freed

cialis 40mg sans-serif; font-size: small;”>Makmot Santos Komakech has been paraded before Nakawa Grade I Court Magistrate Gladys Kabasanyu.

ambulance sans-serif; font-size: small;”>Police boss Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura on Monday told Luzira residents Makmot would face the full wrath of the law.

Kayihura said Makmot used excessive force at unarmed civilians.

The DPP Spokesperson Jane Kajuga says “there is not enough evidence to charge anyone else on the shootings.”

Makmot has been remanded to Luzira. He returns to court on February 8.

Joseph Bayige, the chief prosecutor says “investigations into the matter are still ongoing.”

Separately, the Director of Public Prosecution Richard Buteera has ordered the immediate release of the City Physical Planning Director George Agaba who is accused of attempted murder.

Agaba supervised the operation that demolished what KCCA says are illegal structures in the area.

Kampala Metropolitan Police publicist Ibin Ssenkumbi says Buteera has directed that only Santos Komakech should be charged.


Ssenkumbi notes Buteera advised Police to bail Agaba as investigations into the incident continue with the view of gathering ample evidence to pin him.

“The DPP has also ordered that police opens up other two files for collecting information regarding the beating up of civilians by KCCA and another on claims that the City Authority law enforcement officers were attacked by Luzira residents.

Police released Agaba on bond and was asked to return to Jinja Road police station on Friday 27.

Ugandans on social networking sites especially Facebook and Twitter want KCCA kiboko Squad which clobbered residents without mercy prosecuted.

KCCA denies having any Kiboko squad but their officials were smoked out in a video recording wielding heavy sticks and beating up residents.


In a related development, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has condemned KCCA officials who conducted the operation that cost lives and left dozens injured in the fracas.

UHRC chairman Meddie Kaggwa says the commission was hugely concerned with the apparent lack of respect for human life exhibited by the KCCA officials.

“The television footage and the newspaper pictures clearly exhibited the high-handed manner in which the KCCA officials were seen unleashing terror as they caned and fired live bullets at unarmed civilians. KCCA officials ought to have known that they were dealing with unarmed civilians and that use of live bullets was absolutely unnecessary and heartless,” Kaggwa notes.

Kaggwa says an independent investigation shows local authorities and concerned residents were not notified about the eviction.

He concurred with Kayihura that police was merely informed at the last minute and KCCA never secured officers to maintain law and order during the eviction.

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