FDC drag IGP Kayihura to court for disrupting party presidential campaigns

By Ruth Anderah :
Opposition party Forum for Democratic Change has dragged the Inspector General of police Gen. Kale Kayihura to  High court accusing him of disrupting their on-going  party presidential campaigns.

Through the Buhweju  county MP Francis Mwijukye the party  wants an order restraining Kyihura from further disorganising and cancelling public rallies schedulled for  their presidential candidates.

Mwijukye says he is  the head  of campaigns for candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat and he is well aware  that  on several occasions the Deputy  secretary General has notified the IGP of the candidate campaign  program , exercises and public rallies  but  despite this notification, police always swings into action to block and disrupt  them under  the  guise of enforcing the public Order Management Act.

The party  however says unless the IGP  and his police are stopped ,  continuous   disrruptions of their campaigns may lead to more loss of lives,destruction of property and numerous arrests and detensions as it was witnessed  in  the districts of Rukungiri, Lira , Gulu and Kampala among others.

Now the party wants court to declare that both Gen. Kayihura and the police officers he commands are personally  liable  for the loss of lives and violence suffered by the public in the various parts of the country.

FDC will hold its presidential elections on the 24th/November 2017.

Court has not yet allocated Mwijukye’s case file to a judge for hearing.