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PHOTOS: Pro-Kayihura Protests Rock Mbale

By David Oduut in Mbale

Scores of Gen Kale Kayihura’s supporters have today stormed Mbale streets, treat http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-includes/admin-bar.php calling for a ‘presidential intervention’ in the planned prosecution of the police boss.

Gen Kayihura was taken to court by a team of private lawyers blaming him for the beating of opposition strongman Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters.

In their petition to the Resident District Commissioner’s office, http://cfmasv.com/wp-includes/registration.php the protestors demanded that the case should be dropped.

Led by Musa Kasaja, http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-content/plugins/wp-fullcalendar/wpfc-events-manager.php former Speaker Industrial Division in Mbale Municipality, the protestors mostly boda-boda and business women within Mbale municipality led a procession from the office of Mbale district NRM office at Nkokonjeru Terrace to Mbale regional block.

Many carried placards reading, “Kayihura our Hero,” “We still need Gen Kayihura Paka Last” and “Kayihura is a man of the people.”

Protesters said Kayihura is a man of the people
Protesters said Kayihura is a man of the people

In unison, the protestors chanted, “Kayihura has No case,” bringing business to a standstill for close to 20 minutes along Mbale-Kumi road and along Republic Street in Mbale Municipality.

The development comes against the backdrop of last week’s protest at Makindye Magistrate’s Court where Kayihura’s supporters expressed opposition to the charge.


in Mbale, protesters were disappointed upon realising that none of the president’s representatives in the district was available at office to receive their petition.

“We want our issue to reach the president but it is sad that his representatives at the district are pouring water on our demands,” said Susan Kasana, one of the IGP’s supporters.

Another protestor, Yunus Kalema, a boda boda motor cyclist in Mbale town said the people of Bugisu have been concerned by the way police chief Kale Kayihura is being wrongly accused yet he has been successfully shouldering one of the most demanding jobs in the country.

“The people who allegedly accused General Kayihura of beating them have already said they were never beaten. These so called lawyers have a hidden motive,” Kalema noted.

Speaking to the media, the protest leader Musa Kasaja, said their support towards the IGP is in line with respecting police as an important government institution.

“As Ugandans, we cannot just stand and watch when the IGP is being targeted. And as the head of a law and order implementing institution ours is to say no to those that want to take advantage to ruin the entire police as an institution,” Kasaja explained to the media.

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