Government apologises for brutalising Yusuf Kawooya
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on October 26, 2018
The Ugandan government has apologised for the inhumane acts meted out by armed security operatives while arresting Yusuf Kawooya, a businessman, last week. On Thursday, the State Minister for Internal Affairs, Obiga Kania apologised on behalf of government over the manner in which Kawooya was arrested by security and in broad day light. “We are sorry for what happened but in case Kawooya committed any crime, it is totally a different matter. It didn’t necessitate that kind of arrest for any body and not only Kawooya,” Kania said on Thursday at Parliament. Kania said officers involved in the gruesome act will face the wrath of the law because the manner in which they handled the arrest was wanting. On October 18, a video circulated on social media showing five security operatives armed with guns beating Kawooya along Colville street near Christ the King church in Kampala. The video was captured by Record TV.