Gen. Kyaligonza to cough UGX 540 Million in damages
Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Major General Matayo Kyaligonza and his guards will pay 540 million Uganda Shillings if court agrees with a police traffic officer together with Deogratius Peter Otai, a Uganda Broadcasting Corporation-UBC journalist who were allegedly assaulted by these men.
Namaganda is seeking more than 200 million shillings for compensation while Otai wants 340 million shillings.
This is included in Esther Namaganda’s suit filed before the Civil Division of High Court where she seeks to be compensated for general damages and inconveniences caused to her, when General Kyaligonza’s guards allegedly assaulted her while their boss looked on.
Through her lawyers Thomas and Michael Advocates, Namaganda states that on February, 24th, 2019 while on duty at Seeta, Mukono District, she was harassed by Kyaligonza and two military police soldiers after she stopped them from making a U-turn in the middle of the road.
The victim further alleges that she was shocked when Kyaligonza's aides jumped out of the car and assaulted her by holding her collar in a bid to get her off the road as Kyaligonza was watching.
Namaganda further contends that following the incident, she was embarrassed, sustained severe headache, pain in the eye and ear and had to go to the hospital for treatment.
The victim further explains that she went for various medical examinations and scans from various hospitals including International Hospital Kampala, International Diagnostic Centre, Shine International Medical and Surgical Centre for treatment on injuries at her cost.
Deogratius Peter Otai, a Uganda Broadcasting Corporation-UBC journalist also accused Kyaligonza and his guards of assaulting him. The claim of 340 million shillings in compensation was made in March this year.
Otai through his lawyers of Kiiza and Mugisha Advocates is seeking Shillings 200 million for psychological torture, stress, inhumane treatment, humiliation and other human rights violations.
The victim wants Shillings 80 million as punitive damages and another Shillings 60 million for aggravated damages.