The Civil Division of the High Court has today 9th August 2021 presided over by Hon Justice Esta Nambayo ruled in the favour of Mityana Municipality legislator Hon Francis Zaake.
Zaake had filed a lawsuit against some police officers who gruesomely tortured him while he was under State incarceration last year.
These included Abel Kandiho the head of CMI Mwine Alex Mukono (former DPC Mityana Municipality), Bob Kagarura (RPC Wamala region), Elly Womanya (Commandant SIU), Musa Walugembe (OC- SIU), Twesigye Hamdani and Mulungi Haruna Nsamba.
Zaake had been into custody for donating food to his neighbours in the first lockdown a thing that presumably violated the COVID 19 guidelines.
The judge further said that the 10 days Zaake had been detained without being produced in court was a breach of his rights to liberty.
She, therefore, ordered the State to pay him Ugx 75M as compensation for the injuries caused to him as well as paying the court damages.
Zaake took to his social media pages to express his gratification to this ruling.
He said that the ruling had come at a time when many people are facing trumped-up charges with no justice availed to them.
“Happy that like the proverbial dead clock that is correct twice a day, the Judiciary has delivered justice at a time when many other victims of worse state wrongs are routinely denied redress. We must keep pushing until getting justice is a certainty, not a just possibility.” Zaake tweeted.
Zaake was badly beaten that he had to get the assistance of clutches and help from other people to move from one place to another due to this torture.
He also incurred injuries to his eyes and was advised by doctors to wear eye protecting glasses for an extended period of time.