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Gen Kayihura Faces Charges Related to Guns, Rwandan Repatriation

The former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura will any time from tomorrow Thursday appear before courts of law on a range of cases, it emerged today night.

Gen Kayihura, who served for more than a decade as the police chief, is expected to be paraded before Makindye General Court Martial on multiple charges related to failure to execute his duties.

It was expected that Kayihura would be taken to the Court Martial on Thursday.

However, Defence Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire told ChimpReports that “Court Martial is sitting in Gulu tomorrow to hear the case of MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine.”

With Court Martial chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti expected in the Northern Uganda town tomorrow, it would be unlikely for him to sit at Makindye for another case.

However, there is a possibility of hearing Gen Kayihura’s case early morning before Gutti flies to Gulu to hear Kyagulanyi’s case.

Highly placed officials said Kayihura faces at least four cases which investigators appear to have concluded.

They include allowing President Paul Kagame’s former bodyguard Lt Joel Mutabazi to be repatriated to Rwanda.

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Mutabazi, a refugee living in Uganda, was repatriated in October 2013 and later charged in Rwandan courts of law with offences related to jeopardizing national security.

Already, former police officials Joel Aguma and Nixon Agasirwe are in detention at Makindye barracks on charges of illegal repatriation of refugees specifically Mutabazi.

ChimpReports is yet to see the charge sheet.

But Kayihura’s associates, who spoke on condition of anonymity as this is a sensitive matter, said the former police boss was out of the country when Mutabazi was repatriated and never gave instructions to that effect.

Ngabirano

The second offence is allowing former Police Director in charge of ICT, Amos Ngabirano to escape from Uganda.

Ngabirano, who boasts British citizenship, quietly left Uganda amid a joint security investigation into his operations.

He was accused of corruption and leaking sensitive information about national security, claims we couldn’t confirm.

Ngabirano has since denied any wrongdoing, saying he was a victim of a media witch-hunt due to his closeness to Kayihura.

His current place of abode remains unclear though friends spotted him in Dubai, U.A.E.

Guns

The third probable charge, according to officials briefed about the Kayihura investigation, is giving “verbal instructions” to Commissioner of Police Frank Mwesigwa to send 3,000 guns to Kabalye Police Training School.

The facility has an intake of about 4,000 students who are equipped with shooting skills.

Mr Emilian Kayima, the Police spokesperson, recently trashed as “irresponsible reporting” reports that 4000 guns were missing in Uganda Police Force stores.

“We are not aware of any investigations by CMI or ISO on the same,” said Kayima.

The fourth likely charge is arming Abdul Kitatta, the head of the infamous vigilante-cum-militia outfit Boda Boda 2010.

It’s alleged Kayihura gave a guns and ammunition to Kitatta.

Officials said the investigators appear to have dropped the charge of murdering former AIGP Andrew Kaweesi as the evidence against Kayihura was found to have been fabricated.

Kayihura was airlifted from his farmhouse in Kashagama, Lyantonde by the military on June 13.

Brig Karemire said then that Kayihura would be “questioned” and the ex presidential military assistant has been in detention at Makindye Military Barracks.

We are reliably informed that President Museveni had given investigating officers one month to complete investigations into Kayihura’s reign only to ask for two more weeks which ended late last month.

Kayihura, previously seen as one of the most loyal officers of President Museveni, fell out of favour early this year following bitter clashes with then Security Minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde.

Many saw Kayihura as tactfully positioning himself and recruiting millions of supporters to eventually take power.

Intelligence reports about his alleged closeness with the Rwandan government, whose relations with Kampala remain strained, were also responsible for his incarceration.

Upon being fired as police chief, Gen Kayihura chose to spend the better part of his time at his farm in Lyantonde doing agricultural work only to be picked by the military which suspected he intended to escape from the country.

Speaking before he was arrested, Kayihura told ChimpReports: “Escape from what? Why would I escape? I have no intention of traveling out of the country. And even if I wanted to travel, why would anyone stop me?”

Kayihura’s family members and supporters have since asked the State to release or try him before courts of law.

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