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Bobi Wine supporter left maimed after police beating
Patrick Sande, an ardent supporter of the newly elected Kyadondo East MP has blamed the police for maiming him during the recent by-election.

An ardent supporter of the newly elected Kyadondo East MP has blamed the police for maiming him during the recent by-election.

Patrick Sande is a father of three who was brutally roughed up by police officers who were out to disperse a rowdy crowd. The officers stepped on his private parts and left him seriously injured.

Sande, a resident of Kasangati Seeta set out to cast his vote for his favourite candidate early on the morning of June 29. After casting his vote, he was caught up in a scuffle between the police and voters who had  stormed a certain house that they believed was being used as a hideout to rig the by-election.

Sande says the police arrested, locked him in a room and tortured him. He claims that a certain police officer who he could not identify, kicked him in his private parts and injured him. He accuses the other officer whose leg he clung onto as seen in this video of using a baton to hit his chest. He says he was dumped on a police patrol and whisked off to Kira Division Police station where he spent two nights without a meal or access to his family members.

Sande fears that the beating he got led to injuries on his private parts and now he fears he may never sire children again.

Doctor Jonan Kisembo, a Medical officer at Capital Health Clinic who treated Sande, also has fears that he may not be able to father children again.

Sande now spends most of his time at home and worried about how he will fend for his family of a wife and three children.

Many reports on human rights have named the police as the main perpetrator of human rights abuse. Despite several promises of reforming the force,  little has changed in the way they handle civilians during protests.