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Journalists clobbered by military as Bobi Wine’s petitions UN

There have been clashes between the Ugandan security agencies and demonstrators and journalists as former presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi attempted to March to hand in a petition at the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

Journalists including NBS’ Josephine Namakumbi, NTV Uganda’s John Cliff Wamala and New Vision’s Henry Sekanjako and Timothy Murungi, Daily Monitor’s and Shamim Nabakooza of Record Television have been left nursing wounds after they were reportedly beaten by Military police today 17th February, 2021. 

National Unity Platform former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi wine was  petitioning the United Nations over  Human Rights violation in Uganda.  Journalists such as John Cliff Wamala and Timothy Murungi have been seen to have sustained injuries on the back of their head. 

In January 2021, the Inspector General of  Police Martin Okoth Ochola had said that security forces beat journalists for their own good warning them to stay away from where there is violence. 

The statement came after other journalists were brutally beaten by the same forces while covering Bobi Wine’s campaign trail in Masaka. 

Ochola refused to apologise to the Journalists despite widespread condemnation from Journalists bodies and civil society organisations.