Kaweesi murder: Kamwenge mayor freed from Nalufenya

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Byamukama is now a free man

Kamwenge town council mayor, Godfrey Byamukama, who was arrested and tortured for allegedly participating in the murder of police chief AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been released.

Byamukama who has been in detention for nearly six months was freed from Nalufenya torture facility in Jinja district on Saturday.

He was released on police bond, according to Herbert Muhangi, the police flying squad commandant.

In May this year, Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court granted bail to the four suspects implicated in the torture of Byamukama.

The four police officers; ASP Patrick Muramira, ASP Fred Tumuhairwe; Habib Roma (driver) and Ben Odeke, were charged with causing bodily harm by Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani.

It is alleged that the officers while arresting Byamukama in April, they tortured him during and after dumping him at Nalufenya police station in Jinja district.

Byamukama is accused of taking part in the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi in March this year.

The officers beat Byamukama with batons and iron bars on the knees and ankles, nearly deforming him.

The incident happened on April 5 at the office of William Turyomurugendo, the commissioner planning and quality assurance in the ministry of Lands and Urban Development.

Speaking on his release today, Byamukama said he doesn’t intend to sue police for torture since the culprits were jailed and are being tried for their crimes.

The mayor said, instead, that he will concentrate on his business and political affairs.

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