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UTN Reporter

The Former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has been arrested by the military.

Gen Kayihura was arrested earlier on Wednesday from his country home in Katebe village, Kashagama sub-county Lyantonde district.

Security belonging to Special Forces Command, the presidential guard sieged his home on what the neighbors suspected it was the usual visitors but they were surprised to learn that the Gen was under arrest.

Gen Kaihura was flown to Kampala in an army helicopter for further directions. Our reporter leant that the Gen is being detained at Mbuya Army Baracks.

On Tuesday, soldiers of the Special Forces Command, the presidential guard, raided Courtyard International Hotel in Lyantonde town where Gen Kayihura had been a regular client. The hotel was searched but Kayihura was not there.

The army spokesman Brig Richard Karemire confirmed the arrest saying the General was still a serving officer who had some matters to respond to.

He adds that General [Kayihura] was asked to report to the UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi at General Headquarters Mbuya.

There are speculations that the General is expected any time to be taken to Court Martial.

Earlier on Tuesday security officers searched hotel where Kaihura is regular only to learn that he was not there.

President Museveni in March this year fired Kaihura and replaced him with his deputy Okoth Ochola to succeed him.



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