Uganda army issues an apology for beating of workers

Uganda’s army chief, Gen David Muhooz has expressed regret at the incident where Six journalists were injured after being beaten with sticks at the Un Human Rights office in Kampala where the opposition MP and musician Bobi Wine was delivering a petition over human rights abuses. 

Muhoozi said the public would be informed of the action taken against the soldiers. 

In a statement, the UN acknowledged that prior to the meeting, members of the Uganda Military Police used excessive force “to prevent a number of persons accompanying the NUP delegation from accessing the Human Rights offices.”  

“This behaviour contravenes the agreement with the government regarding the safety and security of UN premises, personnel and guests,” the UN office said. 

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