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Government to Discuss Gen. Kayihura Sanctions Next Week

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has told parliament that government is keenly studying the recent decision by the US government to slap sanctions on former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura.

Appearing on the floor of parliament today, Rugunda said without stating a specific date that next week, four government entities will meet to discuss this matter.

Rugunda was summoned yesterday by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to give government’s response to the sanctions.

“Next week, a meeting has been called of the ministers responsible for defense, security, internal affairs and the attorney general for further examination of this matter so that government handles this matter from a position of knowledge” Rugunda said.

Last week, Mike Pompeo, the United States Secretary of State banned Gen Kayihura and his family from ever setting foot in America over human rights violations.

“In addition to the public designation of Kale Kayihura, the Department is also publicly designating his spouse, Angela Umurisa Gabuka, his daughter, Tesi Uwibambe, and his son, Kale Rudahigwa,” read part of the statement.

Gen. Kayihura however, responded angrily, calling on the United States to sanctions its officials in the FBI who worked with him.

He also denied owning property in the US or having any plans to travel there.

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