Former Uganda Police chief Kayihura arraigned in court

Kampala, Uganda (PANA) – Uganda’s former Police chief, Gen. Kale Kayihura, who has been in military detention, on Friday appeared before a General Court Martial sitting at Makindye military police barracks in Kampala.

Gen Andrew Gutti, the chairman of the court, who presided over the proceedings, informed Kayihura that he faces three counts which include two of failure to protect war materials and one of aiding the kidnapping and illegal repatriation of Rwandans.

Gen Kayihura was charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping by commission, repatriating Rwandan exiles and refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda between 2012 and 2016.

According to a local newspaper, Daily Monitor, 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. Kayihura denied the charges.

Kayihura, 62, told the court that he properly understood the charges but denied all of them. He is due to return to court on 28 August to hear the outcome of his bail application, and on 4 September  for another mention of his case.

His lawyers, who wanted their client released on bail, were advised to put their application in writing for consideration on 28 August.

Kayihura has been confined to a two-bedroom apartment house in the Military Police Barracks since 13 June 2018.
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24 august 2018 19:36:02

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