Prince Kassim Nakibinge has condemned the continued attack on Uganda’s media keeping the public in the dark on the happenings in society.
Nakibinge was speaking at a luncheon he organized at his residence in Kibuli a Kampala suburb for the Muslims to celebrate Eid Adhuha.
Following demos that swept Kampala yesterday, some journalists were beaten by security personnel.
Prominent among these was James Akena, a photojournalist with Reuters news agency.
Many of them where detained shortly before they where released.
Nakibinge said these incidents are unfortunate.
“I extend condolences to members of the press. I saw some yesterday being flogged, I said oh my God why is this person suffering,” Nakibinge said.
Nakibinge says it is unfortunate that the Ugandans have been brutalised and humiliated since Arua Municipality went to polls.
“What if these people are taken to court and found innocent when what happened in Arua is extending in different parts of the country? This is regrettable, people,” he said.
Nakibinge called on the security forces to at least be courteous when executing their duties.
He advised that all the suspects deserved to see their lawyers, relatives and also access medical attention when they needed too.
He said: “It’s a constitutional right. We are not taking sides but these suspects need to access medical care.”
The faithful’s where later hosted to a meal at Nakibinge’s residence.