The Katikiro of Buganda kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga has demanded that tortured legislators, Robert Kyagulanyi of Kyadondo East and Francis Mutebi Zaake of Mityana Municipality be produced in court with incontestable evidence.
“I appeal to the government to present Hon Francis Zaake and Hon Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and all the others arrested to a competent court of law with incontestable evidence and tried for any crimes they may have committed”. Mayiga posted on his Facebook page.
The Katikiro also warned security agencies to desist from torturing Ugandans. “Media reports indicate that Hon Zaake and Hon Kyagulanyi have been severely tortured while in custody of security agencies. I appeal to all security agencies to desist from acts of torturing people in their custody. I appeal to them to respect the dignity and the human rights of those in custody”.
The Katikiro’s statement follows revelation by Ms Barbara Kyagulanyi that her husband is tortured “Bobi cannot stand on his own. He has a swollen face- very deformed. At first sight, it is very unlikely that you would recognize him. You may not understand this unless if you see him. His forehead is bruised and his eyes are red. He has many wounds including one on his ear. He seems to have been punched many times on the face. He cannot walk. He was carried into the room where we saw him”.
The European Union and the American Embassy in Kampala have issued same condemnation asking government to respect the constitution and human rights.