Kayihura Acted With Impunity as Police Boss But Deserves Fair Hearing – Dr Besigye

  • by Steven Mwesigye
  • August 25, 2018

Dr Kizza Besigye, one of the Ugandans that tasted the wrath of former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura has said that the ex police boss excelled at high-handedness but deserves a fair and speedy hearing.

Gen Kayihura who appeared in the General Court Martial on Friday was charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping by commission or omission, repatriating Rwandan exiles and refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda.

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.

Court was also told  that Gen Kayihura failed to provide accountability for arms and ammunition in the various Police units including the Flying Squad Unit, Witness Protection Unit and Crime Intelligence Directorate.

Gen Kayihura denied all the charges and Court set August 28 as date for hearing Kayihura’s bail application, while trial is set to start on September 4.

Dr Besigye, who was always involved in running battles with the Police during Kayihura’s reign, tweeted calling for the General’s speedy trial.

“Finally, after more than 2 mths of (illegal) detention, former Uganda Police chief, Army Gen Kayihura was in the dock. Kayihura, as IGP, excelled in high-handedness &acting with impunity. However, he too, deserves a fair &speedy hearing! Can OTHERS learn??” Dr Besigye said in his tweet.