Civil Society Organisations have lashed out at the inspector general of police Gen. Kale Kayihura for failure to respect court summons.
This follows Gen.Kayihura’s failure to appear before Makidye Magistrate’s Court as expected.
According to a statement from the Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU) coordinator Crispy Kaheru, Gen.Kayihura’s nonappearance casts doubt on the institution of police or his willingness as a person for respects judicial processes.
Kaheru says Gen. Kayihura‘s failure to respect the summons is in contempt of court and to a large extent demonstrates profound contempt for rule of law in Uganda.
The Police Chief and seven of his commanders were meant to appear before the Makindye Magistrate’s Court this morning over charges of torture but did not show up.
The case has been adjourned to the 29th /August for court to hear and determine whether the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) should take over these proceedings.
Story By Benjamin Jumbe