By Rachael Najjuma
10th June 2019
A police traffic officer Esther Namaganda who was allegedly assaulted by Major General Matayo Kyaligonza and his guards has filed a civil suit in the Civil Division of High Court seeking more than 200 million shillings for compensation for general damages and inconveniences caused to her.
Namaganda contends that following the February 24th incident at Seeta Mukono when Kyaligonza and his body guards pounced on her when she tried to refrain them from making a U-turn in the middle of the road, she was embarrassed, sustained severe headache, pain in the eye and ear and had to seek for medical treatment after a number of examinations that cost her a lot of money.
Due to public embarrassment, abuse and assault, Namaganda wants 1.2 million shillings for total expenditure in the hospitals and the 200 million is for general and punitive damages.
Meanwhile, the Journalist Deogratius Peter Otai, who also accused Kyaligonza and his guards of assaulting him, through his lawyers’ of Kiiza and Mugisha Advocates also demands for 340 million shillings in compensation for psychological torture, stress, inhumane treatment, humiliation and other human rights violations.