Besigye: I’ll Be Happy to See Gen Kayihura in the Dock

Former FDC presidential candidate and opposition strongman Dr. Kizza Besigye has said he cannot miss witnessing the Inspector General of Police, capsule http://comoconquistarumamina.com.br/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/extensions/feedburner.php Gen. Kale Kayihura in court charged for brutalizing his supporters.

The Makindye Magistrates Court last month issued criminal summons to the police chief together with a host of his senior commanders to appear and defend   themselves in a case where they are accused of brutally beating Besigye supporters.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday at the Kampala High Court, click Besigye said he was eager to see the police boss in the dock defending his actions, which were widely criticized.

“I would like to see him in the dock as he is prosecuted for crimes committed against the citizens of this country. I want him to know that he too can go through what most of us have gone through,” Besigye said.

He however said he has no confidence in the court to properly handle the case, adding that justice might not be realized fully as the public expects, but noted this is only the beginning.

“We don’t expect much but again we must not give up. We want all police commanders to know that the orders they give against the citizens can one day be given against them.”

Kayihura’s summons before the Makindye court was recently challenged in the by a city lawyer Robert Rutaro who claimed it was unfounded.

Rutaro, who is also an NRM member and former Makerere University guild president contends that trying Kayihura along with other police commanders would tantamount to double-jeopardy since the officers are already being tried in another lawful court over the dame offense.


If the IGP appears before the Makindye court according to reports, he is likely to be compelled to step down from his office as is the procedure, through the entire trial.

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