Former IGP Gen.Kayihura returns to court for his bail hearing

The former Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura is today Tuesday returning to the General Court Martial in Makindye for his bail hearing.

Kayihura was last week charged with aiding and abetting of kidnap and repatriation of Rwandan refugees and failure to protect war materials.

The former police boss’ lawyers led by Peter Kabatsi, narrated to court how he has been in incarceration since June 13 but has remained silence despite being detained beyond the mandatory 48 hours without being charged.

“He was able to endure with dignity personal discomfort. He allowed his accusers have a run through their pile of falsehoods because he knew truth would triumph, “lawyer Kabatsi told court before asking to be released on bail.

The court chairperson, Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti adjourned the court to today (Tuesday) to entertain the bail application by Gen.Kayihura.

Kayihura was charged with failure to protect war materials contrary to section 122(1) (2) (d) of the UPDF Act 2005.

“Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura, between the year 2010 and 2018 on various occasions allowed the issue of arms and ammunitions to unauthorized persons including members of Boda Boda 2010 led by one Abudallah Kitatta,” Lt. Gen.Gutti read the first charge.

He was also accused of failure to supervise and ensure accountability for the arms and ammunitions issued to specialized units under his office as the Inspector General of Police including the Flying Squad, Special Operations Unit, witness protection unit and the Crime Intelligence directorate of the police force.

“Between the year 2012 and 2016,by omission and commission, you aided and abetted  the actions of subordinate police officers  and others on various occasions without hindrance to kidnap and illegally repatriated Rwandan exiles, refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda including Lt. Joel Mutabazi, Jackson Karemera and Sgt. Innocent Karisa,”read the court chairman.

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