Police have released Uganda Journalist Association (UJA) President Bashir Kazibwe and other journalists. They have gone ahead to transport them to Naguru to meet the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola.
Kazibwe and others were arrested on Monday as they marched to Uganda Police headquarters to deliver their petition to IGP Ochola against the brutality of security forces.
However, they were intercepted near Jinja Road Police Station before being driven to the Central Police Station. In few minutes, journalists stormed CPS demanding the release of Kazibwe and others.
After a long struggle, the CPS commander Moses Kafeero agreed to let them go and offered a minibus to transport them to Naguru.
Now, journalists are heading to the Police headquarters to meet the IGP.
Last week, journalists announced a boycott of all police activities following the force’s high-handedness during the Makerere University protests.
While addressing journalists on Thursday Kazibwe said that it is high time journalists boycotted all force’s activities due to brutality against them.
“We should not continue giving them publicity when at the same time they are at the helm of brutalising, beating, maiming and nearly killing members of the fourth estate,” Kazibwe said.
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