Police deploys counter terrorism officers to stop journalists from covering Kirumira judgment

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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Police has in an unprecedented manner deployed heavily at their headquarters in Naguru to block journalists from attending the judgment of ASP Muhammad Kirumira.

On Tuesday,there was chaos as Kirumira forcefully opened the entrance to the premises to allow journalists access the court. Judgment in the Kirumira case is due today.

Later police officers locked the door leading to the court prompting Kirumira to walk away in protest.
On Thursday,in an unprecedented manner,police deployed over 25 counter terrrorism officers with strict orders not to allow journalists access the police headquarters.

“We have instructions not to allow you here. Dont ask me why,”said one officer that the Nile Post interacted with.

In another unusual occurrence,there is a pickup truck belonging to counter terrorism police deployed at the entrance.

Counter terrorism is a specialised police unit mandated with dealing threats related to terrorism.

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima told journalists he had orders to stop anyone from accessing the police disciplinary court.

Police has in the recent years been under the spot for violating rights of Ugandans,journalists inclusive.
A number of reports by independent bodies have ranked police as the number one violator of human rights.

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