Besigye Awarded Shs10m For Being Grabbed from A Plane

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Former
Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye has
on Friday 15th 2019 been awarded Shs10million in damages for illegal
arrest by police officers who grabbed him from a Kenya Airways plane at Entebbe
Airport on October 3, 2016.

Justice
Musa Ssekaana of the High Court Civil Division ruled that Dr Besigye was
embarrassed and ashamed when he was grabbed from the stairs of a plane saying
that the police ought to have arrested him in a dignified manner especially at
the airport which is a gateway for tourists and foreigners coming into and
going out of the country as such crude manner of arrest tainted bad picture to
the country and could also have economic consequences.

Dr
Besigye Said that on October 3, 2016 he was pulled off from Kenya Airways plane
by security personal who connived with CAA officials and that he was driven
against his will, through remote routes from Entebbe Airport to his home in
Kasangati, Wakiso District.

This
is not the first time for assault and manhandling of opposition leaders by security
operatives.

Recently
High court in Kampala ordered Government to pay the leader of Women’s League in
Opposition Ingrid Turinawe Shs170million for manhandling and squeezing of her
breasts in Walk to Work protests of 2012/2013.





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