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GENERAL KAYIHURA REGAINS FREEDOM, GRANTED BAIL

By Otim Norbert

The former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, has finally regained his freedom after securing bail from the Gen Court Martial siting at Makindye.

Kaihura’s release was after he lured two of the top UPDF Generals; Maj Gen Sam Kavuma and Maj Gen James Mugira, to stand as sureties to enable him secure freedom.

Gen Kayihura has been in detention since June at the Makindye Military Police headquarters on allegations relating to failure to protect war materials and abetting kidnap.

Gen Kavuma is Deputy Land Forces Commander and also a former aide-de-camp to President Museveni while Gen Mugira is the head of the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), the army’s business arm and also a former chief of Military Intelligence. Gen Kayihura was granted a Shs 10million non cash bail, whereas his sureties too to execute a Sh 5 Million bond, not cash

Court was brought to laughter’s when the Chairman General Gen Andrew Gutti asked the Entebbe Municipality MP Rose Tumusiime on whether she can compel a General to appear in court and also to explain to court what links her with the Generals.

Gen Kayihura has been directed to stay in the districts of Kampala and Wakiso and not to travel abroad unless permitted by GCM.

In his bail application, Kayihura had told that he needed to travel to Nairobi for treatment.

Gen Gutti in his ruling, stated that while Kayihura’s offences are grave in nature and attract the maximum death sentence, the court could not disregard these factors and also the fact that he is a first time offender.

APPARENTLY Some of Uganda’s four-star generals- many retired include President Museveni, his brother Salim Saleh, a senior presidential adviser on Defence matters, First Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali, Security minister Elly Tumwine and State minister for Works Katumba Wamala.

It is alleged that between 2010 and 2018, Gen Kayihura allowed issuance of arms and ammunitions to unauthorised persons, including Boda Boda 2010 head Abdullah Kitatta, who is also being tried by the court martial.

Gen Kayihura also allegedly failed to supervise and ensure accountability for arms and ammunition issued to units referred to as specialized under his office. It is also alleged that the ex-IGP between 2012 and 2016, by omission and commission, aided and abetted the actions of subordinate police officers and others on various occasions, without hindrance to kidnap and illegally repatriate Rwandan exiles, refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda.

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BY Hajji Ntale Younus

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INSECURITY IS CAUSED BY POVERTY – OBIGA KANIA

By UTN Reporter

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