Gen Kayihura granted bail

Gen Kayihura in court before securing bail. Photo by Alex Esagala

Former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura, has been granted bail by the General Court Martial that will be sitting in Makindye, Kampala.

The chairman of the court, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti, however, restricted him not travel beyond Kampala and Wakiso districts.

Lt Gen Gutti said the court was convinced, as argued by Gen Kayihura’s lawyers, that he is a serving soldier, of advanced age, he presented substantial sureties, and required urgent medical attention.

He’s required to report to the court every Monday of every month. He is not supposed to travel abroad without the permission of court and the army leadership, since he is a serving soldier.

Relatives, supporters and sympathisers are celebrating outside court.

The case

Gen Kayihura is charged with 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 unauthorised persons including Boda Boda 2010 members led by jailed Abdallah Kitatta between 2010 and 2018.

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