The Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) Gen. David Muhoozi has apologised to the media fraternity and pledged to take action against the UPDF officers who meted brutality against journalists yesterday.
Military police yesterday badly beat up and injured four journalists as they covered the handover of a petition by National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Hon Robert Kyagulanyi “alias” Bobi Wine to the United Nations Human Rights Office, at Kololo , Kampala.
The injured journalists are in various hospital nursing wounds and Muhoozi has pledged that the UPDF will clear medical bills among other compensations.
This is not the first time journalists are facing the wrath of security forces even during the 2021 campaigns many were assaulted.
The UPDF spokesperson Brig. Gen. Flavia Bwekwaso yesterday said that the UPDF regrets that some journalists were injured as security carried out its duties.
“We maintain and will always respect our relationship with the media fraternity. UPDF further advises journalists on duty to always wear easily identifiable press jackets,” she said.