The Uganda Minister of Internal Affairs Kirunda Kivejinja has defended the police on the recent Uganda Heroes day demonstrations by the opposition which led to the beating of the FDC leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye by members of the Kiboko Squad.
Kivejinja whose ministry is politically responsible for the activities of the Uganda Police Force told Uganda Parliament today that the opposition defied the Uganda rules of public gathering prompting aggressive police action.
The demosntrations organised by the opposition under their umbrella group organisation called the Inter-party coalition was aimed at pressing the government to disband the the current Uganda Electoral Commission leadership headed by Eng. Badru Kiggundu because it is not capable enough of managing the coming Uganda 2011 general elections.
The minister however, condemned the Kiboko Squad for beating the FDC chief and said the culprits will be got and punished.
The Ndorwa West Member of Parliamnet in Kabale district David Bahati appealed to the opposition to always adhere to police instructions when planning to hold demonstrations to avoid falling in trouble.
The current president of JEEMA political party and also Makindye West MP in Kampala district Hussein Kyanjo told journalists in Kampala today that continued police harrasment of the opposition in Uganda undermines democracy.