Yusuf Kawooya Released on Police Bond

MP Kabaziguruka (2nd R) and Yusuf Kawooya (2nd L) on Wednesday.

Yusuf Kawooya who was last week brutally arrested by plain-clothed gunmen in Kampala has been released from detention, according to the Nakawa MP, Michael Kabaziguruka.

Kabaziguruka posted photos of him, Kawooya (holding a stick) and some other people after his release. He says Kawooya was released on Police bond.He was detained at the Police Special Investigations Unit in Kireka.

“I have secured the release of Yusuf Kawooya on police bond. Thank you all for your prayers,” he wrote in a post.

Kawooya, a member of the Uganda Young Democrats, the youth wing of Democratic Party was arrested on Thursday last week.

Video footage captured by Record TV showed gun wielding men capturing, battering and abducting Kawooya in Kampala’s central business district.

The incident, according to Record TV, happened on Thursday at the junction between Colville Street and Portal Avenue adjacent to Theatre Labonita and Christ The King Church at around 01:20pm.

Five men who are said to have brutalized Kawooya have since been arrested and charged in the army court.

The men, who include Corporal Ssenkungu Daniel were arraigned before the Unit Disciplinary Court in Mbuya and charged with conduct prejudicial to the good order and discipline of defence forces.

Col Deo Akiiki, the deputy army spokesperson told this website on Saturday that the suspects were arrested due to unprofessional conduct.

Sharifah Nakitende, a sister to Kawooya told the press yesterday that he told her he had been questioned on an incident in which the President’s car was stoned while he toured downtown Kampala a few weeks ago.

She also said that Kawooya’s body was partially paralyzed and that his ears were bleeding.

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