Police officers chased and whipped several journalists who had turned up at Kololo Police Headquarters to cover the trial of former Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira who is accused of extortion, torture and use of excessive force.
The police who beat up the reporters with sticks were all in uniform.
Drama started unfolding at around 9:30 am when the police van carrying Kirumira arrived at Kololo from Nalufenya and found journalists waiting to photograph the controversial and motor mouth policeman.
A reporter with Bukedde newspaper Ponsiano Nsimbi said four uniformed policemen pounced on the reporters and started beating them up with kicks and sticks forcing the reporters to flee.
Nsimbi said: “They ordered for the confiscation of our equipment before starting to beat us, they told us we could not access the police court unless we had officials invitation letters from the chairman. ”
The reporters run for it but the policemen chased and arrested many of them. Some were injured nut none was detained. They were all ordered to leave the scene.