Yusuf Kawooya, the man seen being brutally arrested by plain clothed people in a video that went viral on social media has been linked to the events that preceded the Arua by-election in August.
Highly placed sources have told this website that Kawooya has been hiding since the Arua fracas in which the president’s car was smashed.
According to our sources, Kawooya has been on the run until he was captured last week despite events taking another twist following the manner in which he was arrested.
Meanwhile, the five junior soldiers who were captured in video allegedly brutalising Yusuf Kawooya, have been charged at the army court.
Daniel Senkungu, Moses Rwamwenge, one only identified as Omara and two others appeared before the Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC) sitting at the CMI headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala on Friday.
The presiding chairman Tom Kabuye read out the charge of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline to the accused and they pleaded guilty to the charges.
The accused admitted brutalising Kawooya and asked for a lenient sentence before being remanded to Makindye military barracks in Makindye.
The offence carries a maximum punishment of dismissal with disgrace from the army, on conviction.
Kawooya was abducted on Thursday and beaten before being bundled in a waiting van, registration number UAF 325S, which sped off.
The incident happened at the junction between Colville Street and Portal Avenue, just adjacent to Theatre Labonita and Christ the King Church in Kampala.