Two days after his swearing in ceremony as MP Kyadondo East constituency, Honourable Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine took to his Facebook page where he shared photos of one of his supporters identified as Sande Patrick who was brutally handled by police officers during one of the campaign rallies and captioned them with a message to the human rights commission.
“This morning, I had an interaction with Sande Patrick one of the many supporters who were tortured by Police live on TV on the 29th of June at Kasangati resort centre during the Kyadondo East By-election. Patrick was roughed up, assaulted and kicked so hard that his manhood was destroyed and up to now he is still passing blood although he is undergoing intense treatment. Since we cannot report the injustice to the perpetrators, we intend to petition Uganda Human Rights Commission for redress. This kind of impunity must stop.” Bobi Wine’s Facebook post read.
Facebook users reacted to Bobi ’s post and among them was a police officer identified as Juma Waiswa who advised Bobi Wine not to join the ‘bad politicians’ who are ever criticising the work of the Police.
“Hon Bob Wine please me as a police man who prayed that you go to parliament I feel bad if you also join the bad politicians who only keep criticizing our work. Remember most of the police live in the Ghetto and I believe that at least 85 percent supported you. I congratulate you my brother but love police and be different from the rest. One love.” Juma wrote
However, Juma’s statement got criticism in favour of Bobi Wine’s side from Facebook users and Bobi Wine also replied to Juma saying;
“I don’t intend to be an enemy of the police force because it’s a national institution but as a leader, I don’t intend to stay silent when our people are being abused by those who are supposed to be protecting them. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Check out how some of Facebook users reacted to Juma Waiswa’s statement in favour of Bobi Wine
We hope that since the MP Bobi Wine himself came out to petition Human Rights commission, justice will given to Mr Sande Patrick whose man hood was allegedly destroyed by police officers