By Spy Uganda
The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has arrested three of its soldiers after they were filmed kicking and battering a man who was lying on the ground in one of the Kampala suburbs.
The incident that occurred last week in Kisasi, a city suburb, has since attracted massive outcry among Ugandans and human rights activists about the increased torture of Ugandans by members of the armed forces.
In the video that has since gone viral on social media, a man, who appears to be in his late 30s, is seen lying down as soldiers whip and kick him, while he pleads for mercy. After being tortured severely, one of the soldiers orders the crying man to run off.
However, it should be noted that President Yoweri Museveni has consistently prohibited soldiers, policemen and LDU to desist from beating and torturing Ugandans.
He directed the armed forces to only apply reasonable force if someone tries to resist arrest.
While commenting about the arrest of the errant soldiers, Brig. Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesperson tweeted on Monday thus; “There is a video clip circulating around of a civilian being manhandled by men in uniform. As a response, all soldiers that were at the scene during the incident have been arrested and will be punished. The UPDF will never condone acts of indiscipline within its ranks.”
The incident comes a few weeks after protests broke out in Uganda, America, Europe, Asia and other parts of world following the brutal murder of George Floyd, a Black America, by policemen in Minneapolis.