KAMPALA– Uganda’s Inspector General of Police, General Kale Kayihura, is expected to appear in the Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court on August 10, to answer to charges of alleged torture.
Kayihura is charged alongside seven of his senior police commanders in connection with the recent brutality of Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye’s supporters, who were allegedly beaten by the police in Kampala, Uganda.
Ugandan Police Force spokesperson, Fred Enanga, on Monday said the force had not seen the criminal summons against the police chief and other senior officers.
Kayihura suspended the suspected police officers when the police brutality allegations surfaced.
This will be the first time Kayihura appears in court and a total of 20 private lawyers have been lined up to take on the military general-cum- police chief, Kayihura next week.