Wednesday June 13 2018

Gen Kayihura arrested, taken to unknown place

Former IGP Kale Kayihura. FILE PHOTO

Former IGP Kale Kayihura. FILE PHOTO  

By Risdel Kasasira

Former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura and undisclosed number of his associates have been arrested by the military. Gen Kayihura was arrested at his country home in Katebe village, Kashagama sub-county Lyantonde district a few hours ago. He was flown to Kampala in an army helicopter for further interrogation. It’s not yet clear where he is being detained now.

On Tuesday, UPDF soldiers raided Courtyard International Hotel in Lyantonde town where Gen Kayihura had been a regular client. The hotel was searched but Kayihura was not there.

Military officers flew the helicopter to his home in Kashagama on Tuesday evening but did not find him there either. The chopper left but returned to his home today and picked him.

The army spokesman Brig Richard Karemire confirmed the incident.
“Yesterday he [Kayihura] was asked to report to the UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi at General Headquarters Mbuya. A helicopter was subsequently dispatched to transport him [from his home] but on arrival Gen Kale had travelled to Mbarara… Today the helicopter was sent back to Kashagama and has returned safely to Kampala with him on board,” Brig Karemire said in a statement.

President Museveni on March 4 fired Gen Kayihura as Inspector General of Police and elevated his deputy Okoth Ochola to succeed him.

Expect further details later

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