CMI releases brutalised Kawooya in critical condition

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Kawooya and Kabaziguruka

Yusuf Kawooya, a Uganda Young Democrats [UYD] member who was brutalised by armed security men on Colville Street last week, has been released.

Kawooya was released Wednesday afternoon on a police bond after Nakawa Division Member of Parliament Hon Kabaziguruka Micheal secured his bond.

Kawooya featured in a recording of a horror show where security operatives brutally manhandled him near Christ The King Church in Kampala’s central business district.

According to lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo‏, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence earlier granted Yusuf Kawooya’s father and his family access to him at the SIU Kireka dungeon.

“No one knows the reasons for his arrest but we are pressing for his release or production in court,” Opiyo had said.

“I have secured the release of Yusuf Kawooya on police bond. Thank you all for your prayers,” MP Kabaziguruka who is on clutches like Kawooya, said in a social media post today.

Kampala Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi Sempala who is attending to Kawooya at Kampala Hospital, said he is in a critical condition.

His current state of health as being critical following the incident, according to Sharifah Nakitende, Kawooya Yusuf’s sister.

The security operatives who assaulted him are facing charges of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline at the army court.

Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence operatives have spent the last few days interrogating Mr Yusuf Kawooya about links to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels and stoning of President Museveni’s vehicle.

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