FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe wins Gov’t in court, to get Shs170M compensation.

FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe wins Gov’t in court, to get Shs170M compensation.

The Kampala high Court judge lady justice Margaret Ouma Oguli has ordered the government to compensate FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe with shs170M as damages arising out a humiliating incident in which police officers squeezed her breasts as they arrested her during the walk to work protests in 2012.

Although Ingrid through her Lawyer has asked for 300 million shillings, the court granted only 170 million which she said that it was little according to the way she was abused.

The FDC diehard was assaulted by policemen who squeezed and pulled her breasts on 20th April 2012 as she was driving from her home in Gayaza to Nansana so that she could participate in the launch of a political pressure group known as 4GC.

Police under the fallen AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi blocked her on the way, and she was brutality arrested dumped in the police vehicle and taken to police.

The Civil Society and the general public condemned the action of these police officers and sparked protests involving nude women who had removed all their browses.

In her ruling, the lady justice stated the money awarded was to atone for Ingrid’s violated rights to assemble.

However, when she was speaking to media on Thursday after the ruling, Ingrid sounded unpleased with the amount of money given to her depending on the longtime of seven years she has spent in court on this case though she was again appreciative for winning the case.