Torture tops the list of abuse allegations reported to Uganda's Human Rights Commission, according to a draft report to be released next month.
The annual report, states that 320 people made formal complaints of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment in 2006.
The allegations account for 26 percent off all cases reported, down about 7 percent from the previous year.
Most of the torture claims cited state security agencies such as police or national army as abusing their office.
Mariam Wangadya, a senior official at the commission told the Associated Press that In the course of their investigations Police and the Army may feel need to employ some force which violates human rights.
Wangadya said the commission's tribunal had heard stories of victims suffering weeks of beatings with whips and batons, electric shocks and starvation.
Other complaints include neglecting children and interfering in the right to liberty.
Police spokesman Asan Kasingye acknowledged that torture had been a problem within the forces, especially in rural areas where training was insufficient.
Kasingye added that disciplinary measures