By Fred Kiva
LYANTONDE. Special Forces Command (SFC) has denied any involvement in the alleged security operation at a Lyantonde Hotel and vows to investigate those peddling the lies.
“SFC did not carry out any operation in Lyantonde, our operations are specific, you know what we do,” said Captain Denis Omara the SFC Spokesperson in a telephone interview with Kampala Post.
Captain Omara also faulted some media houses accusing them of posting information without verification.
“As a reputable media house you can’t just post anything without verifying,” he said adding, “As SFC, we are going to investigate whoever is behind this and why they are doing it.”
By Tuesday evening, social media was awash with reports that security had raided Court Yard Hotel International Lyantonde, former IGP Kale Kayihura’s regular dueling place and thoroughly searched it. Others posted that the former IGP had been arrested and detained at the Officers’ Mess in Kololo.
Among those who posted about the alleged security operation was veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda who said in a tweet, "heavily armed contingent of SFC in tens of military vehicles last evening went to Courtyard Hotel in Lyantonde looking for Kale Kayihura."
Reports of Kayihura’s arrest have been dismissed as false by Presidential Advisor on Security Gen. Salim Saleh, describing them as fake news.
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Kayihura was three months ago relieved of his duties as Inspector General of Police and replaced with his deputy Martin Okoth Ochola.
This is not the first time reports about the former IGP are being dismissed as fake.
Last month, reports indicated that the former IGP had been blocked from traveling abroad and that his passport had been confiscated, whereas not.