After Circulation Of Kayihura ‘Appointment’ News, Court Martial Resumes On His Cases

After Circulation Of Kayihura ‘Appointment’ News, Court Martial Resumes On His Cases

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Few days after circulation of news that Gen Kayihura had been appointed by President Museveni as the co-coordinator of military intelligence, the Military court martial chairman Lt Gen. Andrew Gutti resumed his trials yesterday via video teleconferencing.

However when asked Gen Gutti why Gen Kayihura’s trial started and why it’s being conducted in camera, he declined to divulge into details.

“It took off but it will be open for public consumption at a later stage,” Gutti said.

Gen Kale Kayihura, the former Inspector General of Police, was charged in the General Court Martial with three counts that include aiding and abetting the kidnapping by commission, repatriating Rwandan exile and refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda between 2012 and 2016.

He was also accused of failing to protect war material by issuing arms to unauthorized persons including Boda Boda 2010 members led by jailed Abdallah Kitatta between 2010 and 2018. However Kayihura denied all the charges.

Gen Kayihura was sacked from police by President Museveni in April 2018 at the height of a wave of murders and kidnaps for ransom that hit the capital Kampala and its neighbourhood, and various parts of the country. He had served as police boss for 13 years.

Towards the end of his tenure, the police office seemed to go a bit out of control, with President Yoweri Museveni accusing the Force of being infiltrated by criminals and eventually ordering the army to arrest a number of senior police officers and other Gen Kayihura’s associates, which ended with the arrest of Gen Kayihura himself.

By that time, crime seemed to spiral around the country, with killings, including of high profile citizens, and robberies being rampant.

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