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Human rights committee summons Kayihura

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th July 2016 01:02 PM

Police was however commended for holding a trial for all the personnel who were seen caning citizens

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Police was however commended for holding a trial for all the personnel who were seen caning citizens

The chairperson of the human rights committee of Parliament, Jovah Kamateeka, has summoned the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura to appear before them to explain why he endorsed the caning of citizens by Police.

Kamateeka noted that the issue of caning citizens is a violation of human rights and the laws of the country since the constitution was amended to outlaw the use of canes.

“It is our mandate to summon all government departments to come and give accountability. We have summoned Police before” Kamateeka said.

She however commended Police for holding a trial for all the personnel who were seen caning citizens adding that they expect a report on the matter from Kayihura once he appears before the committee.

Meanwhile, the Police Disciplinary court is today expected the case of the five constables and four commanders who were charged with unlawful exercise of authority and irregular conduct.

Among the commanders expected to appear before court are Andrew Kaggwa the Regional Police Commander for Kampala South, Samuel Bamuzabire the Field Force Unit commander, Patrict Muhumuza the FFT commander at Katwe Police Station and Moses Nanoka the Wandegeya DPC .

The chairman of the court Dennis Odongopin adjourned court to today from last week.

Odongopin warned the suspects against hiring lawyers to defend them because the Police Act does not provide for such.

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