By Fred Kiva
KAMPALA. Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura on Monday reported to Makindye General Court Martial, in fulfillment of his bail conditions.
Kayihura who faces two counts of failure to protect war material and abetting kidnap and repatriation of Rwandan refugees, was in August granted bail after spending over two months in detention. Among other requirements of the former IGP’s bail was to report to court every first Monday of the month.
This website could not however readily ascertain why he had reported to court on the Fourth Monday of the month. Deputy Defence Spokesperson Lt Col. Deo Akiiki confirmed that Gen Kayihura had reported to court as one of his bail requirements, since hearing of the case hasn’t yet started.
“Gen Kale Kayihura has reported back to General Court Martial today (Monday) as a requirement for the bail granted,” Lt Col Deo Akiiki confirmed to Kampala Post in a Whatsapp message.
After being granted bail, Gen Kayihura flew to Nairobi Hospital for specialized treatment.
The former IGP was arrested in June this year from his home in Kashagama, Lyantonde District and airlifted in the army helicopter to UPDF General Headquarters Mbuya. He was later detained at Makindye Military Barracks.
Gen Kayihura’s arrest came barely three months after his sacking as Inspector General of Police by President Yoweri Museveni in March this year. He was replaced by his Deputy Martin Okoth Ochola while former Military Police Commander Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeeyi was appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police.
The court charges facing Kayihura were either by commission or omission during his time as Uganda’s Inspector General of Police (2005-2018)