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Army image beating civilians during Bobi Wine protests fake, Defence minister

by James Ateenyi

The Defense Minister Charles Okello Engola has dismissed torture claim agaisnt UPDF soldiers during various clashes in Kampala.

Col.Engola denied the uncouth acts of the UPDF clobbering journalists and unarmed civilians saying that the clips and images captured by Ugandan Media are photoshopped while others are from West Africa.

He added that UPDF is a disciplined force that cannot afford to beat and torture unarmed civilians whom they are mandated to protect.

Three weeks ago, Col. Engola threaten tough action against any person in Lango found supporting People Power campaign being championed by Kyadondo East Mp Bobi Wine.

He subsequently described Bobi Wine as Bobi beer and Bobi Waragi.

During Arua Municipality by-election campaign, several members of opposition were arrested and tortured security forces following chaotic scene which resulted in stonning of president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni motorcade.

Bobi Wine a long with fellow legislator Francis Zaake were subsequently flown out for medical treatment in US and India respectively.

Zaake who is Mityana municipality member of parliament is still in India receiving medical treatment while Bobi Wine came back few weeks ago after spending weeks in the the United States

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