Government has condemned the shameful demos last week when supporters purportedly acting in the interest of the Inspector General of Police besieged Makindye Court and disrupted business there.
The IGP Kale Kayihura had been scheduled to make a court appearance following summons to answer charges relating to police brutality.
Addressing the press Tuesday morning, Internal Affairs minister Jeje Odongo said the office of the IGP, which is an institution and cannot be isolated to an individual, does not condone or support unlawful demonstration or gatherings.
Last week shameful demos rocked the nation when purported supporters of Kale Kayihura besieged Makindye Court, roughed up lawyers and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who had showed up for the court session.
Lukwago had to be whisked to safety by police. However all this unfolded as police stood by and watched from a distance. Kayihura however did not show up as expected.
Following the incident, an angry Chief Justice Bart Katureebe condemned the act, warning that the judiciary should be left to execute their duties without interference or intimidation.
Odongo said his office recognizes and upholds the constitutional role and independence of the Judiciary.
“@RSebuhinja: @UgandaMediaCent @MIA_UG Good. But we need to hear Gen. KK condemning those gatherings too.” It’s a Govt position
— Internal Affairs UG (@MIA_UG) August 16, 2016
Odongo also said Kampala CPS boss Aaron Baguma’s case had been forwarded to the the Director of Public Prosecution for handling.
Baguma has ‘refused’ to be out of the news since last year, when he apparently conspired in the death of Donah Katusabe at the hands of a prominent car dealer she owed money.
Baguma is accused of having provided police personnel who hunted down Katusabe before she was illegally detained at Pine car depot, just a stone-throw away from the Police Station, where she was tortured and later succumbed to her injuries.