Relatives of Charles Kadyama, a former contestant for Kibuku LC V seat are threatening to sue government for the torture inflicted on him by policemen.
On the eve of the LC 5 elections, Kadyama was allegedly beaten into comma by policemen under the command of Lt. Saleh Kamba, the MP Elect of Kibuku County.
Kadama is still battling for his life at Mbale Regional Hospital where he was rushed for treatment. His relatives say they want to sue the attorney general over the torture that he went through in the hands of the police.
Abdul Byakatonda a relative identifies the police officers who beat up Kadyama as Godfrey Mukisa, Baker Anyongeire, Stephen Kalirako and Harriet Muloni.
Byakatonda claims that Lt. Kamba met at Kadyama at Kampido village moving with his two supporters and ordered police officers who were moving with him in a pickup truck to beat up the trio. He says the police used clubs and gun buts to beat Kadyama until he collapsed.
He says Kadama was later found lying unconscious by good Samaritans who rushed him to Mbale Hospital. Byakatonda says the family has decided to sue the attorney general because the police administration has failed to bring the culprits to book.
But Diana Nandaula the Eastern Uganda Police Spokesperson says Kadyama has a case to answer and will be arrested as soon as he leaves the hospital. She claims that Kadyama's supporters beat up a group of policemen who were on patrol on the eve of the LC5 elections.
But Kadyama who is writhing in pain from the hospital where he was admitted one week ago challenges police to show proof that the people who beat up the police are his supporters.
Kadyama also wants the police to explain what authority MP elect Kamba had in commanding the police to beat him up.
Lt. Kamba has not yet commented on the matter as he didn't pick up his phone or answer back text messages sent by URN to his cell phone.
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