#PoliceBrutality Letter- Re: Uganda Vs Mohammed Sebuufu & Others (August 2016)
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“The Makindye Magistrates’court has formally stayed the criminal prosecution of the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura and seven of his senior police commanders over torture. On Monday morning, Presiding Grade One magistrate, Juliet Nakitende, ordered that the proceedings against Kayihura be halted until the court receives further directives from the Constitutional Court. Magistrate Nakitende was moved by an order issued and signed by the Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma last Friday, which suspended the said trial until the Constitutional Court hears and determines a petition filed by a city advocate Robert Rutalo challenging Kayihura’s trial on torture charges. Justice Kavuma’s order was served and presented before court by David Wandera Oudo, Rutalo’s advocate. The DPP represented by the Makindye court Resident State Attorney, Immaculate Angutoko, also informed court that he has officially taken over Kayihura’s prosecution and only needs assistance from private lawyers to avail him with the necessary evidence. After court, the petitioner in the Constitutional Court Rutalo told journalists that he was never paid by Gen. Kayihura to challenge the IGP’s trial” (NTV Uganda, 2016)