Resident: Cops crashed our party

National, Normal

The National – Thursday, December 30, 2010


CHRISTMAS celebrations turned nasty for a Southern Highlands family, at Idu Street Gerehu Stage 2, when policemen stormed its home and beat them up.

Myron Mulungu, 52, from Tari told The National yesterday that he and his tribesmen were beaten up for unknown reasons after an argument with his neighbours.

He said the argument started when his policeman neighbour, whose wife is also a police officer, mistakenly claimed his son had sworn at them.

Mulungu said one of the policeman’s relatives smashed the rear glass of his car with a stone and they were beat up by police who were called to the area, taken to Hohola police station and locked up for reasons he did not know.

He claimed that after locking him and five relatives, the police returned to his home, ransacked it and smashed the front glass of his car. 

He said being a law abiding citizen of this nation it is sad to see law enforcers take the law into their own hands when they are the very ones that should protect and help us.

Mulungu said this was a clear sign of police brutality.

He has filed a complaint.