By Hon Francis Zaake
Gen. Abel Kandiho is one of the security officers whom I sued (Kampala High Court Misc. Cause No. 85 of 2020) for torturing me in April 2020. Kandiho was at that time and remains head of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence at whose headquarters in Mbuya I was dumped and tortured again after being transferred from Mityana Central Police Station. I was arrested and tortured by security brutes for having distributed food relief to my neighbours during the first lockdown.
Although Court declined to hold Kandiho personally accountable despite deciding the torture suit in my favor, I am glad that our development partners are rightfully sanctioning him for the torture committed under his nose; with his authorization/condonation. This gives me and other victims of torture by the State some relief that justice is at least being done.
It is my prayer that USA does not stop at only sanctioning these officers, but that it also goes for their overall commander dictator Museveni who gives them the orders. It is also imperative that USA and other development partners cut every penny and any other kind of support that they give to Ugandan security agencies until dictator Museveni who presides over and allows all these human rights violations to be done is out of power.