Ex IGP Gen Kayihura charged with three criminal offenses

Gen Kale Kayihura appeared before Military Court on Friday.

The former Uganda Inspector General of Police [IGP] Gen Kale Kayihura on Friday morning pleaded not guilty to all charges read to him.

He appeared before the General Court Martial sitting at Makindye Military Barracks, Kampala.

Kayihura who served as the Police Chief for nearly 12 years was sacked by President Museveni in March this year.

His sacking, somewhat, came as a surprise to some Ugandans who for long had believed he had Museveni’s patronage.

After his sacking, two months ago, Kayihura was summoned by Chief of Defence Forces [CDF] Gen David Muhoozi and soon he was detained at Makindye military barracks to answer a number of criminal cases.

Appearing before General Court Martial chaired by Brig Andrew Guti, the former police chief was charged with three criminal cases, he denied all.

One, between 2010 to 2018, Court says Kayihura allowed issuance of firearms to Boda-Boda 2010.

Secondly, failure to protect war materials under his stewardship

And thirdly, aiding kidnap of Rwandan nationals.

 He was denied bail even after his Lawyers pleaded with Court that their client has spent 1,708 hours in detention without trial.

The matter was adjourned to 4th September 2018.

Kayihura, 62, is a serving military officer, he’s also the author of, Uganda: the Integration of Child Soldiers Into the School System.

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