Court rejects torture complaints on Katumba shooting suspects
Written by Caroline Katusiime on July 16, 2021
The High Court in Kampala has rejected an application seeking urgent hearing of a case challenging torture of suspects who are on remand over the attempted murder of General Katumba Wamala.
The head of High Court Civil Division Musa Ssekaana has rejected the application filed by Wameli and Company Advocates on grounds that he was not satisfied that it requires urgency to the extent that it should be heard during the lockdown.
Instead, Ssekaana has advised the lawyers to first write to the Prisons Authorities informing them that they would like to take their medical experts to prison to examine torture and failure to succeed, that is when they should return to court.