Special Forces Command (SFC) has dismissed social media reports that the elite force carried out an operation yesterday with the aim of arresting the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura.
Social media was awash with reports that Kayihura was arrested, following a military operation last evening at two hotels in Lyantonde.
Speaking this morning in a phone interview with one of the local FM stations, the Special Forces Command (SFC) Spokesperson Capt. Jimmy Denis Omara termed the arrest reports as “baseless and only aimed at diverting and causing panic among Ugandans.”
“We have not conducted any operation against Kayihura; those circulating the information on social media are just speculators who are only aimed at causing panic among the members of the public,” Capt. Omara said.
Omara recalled that similar false reports had been circulated earlier, that the SFC had arrested Kayihura at Entebbe Airport as he attempted to exit the country.
He warned; “We have taken in enough and we are now commencing an investigation with the aim of finding and prosecuting those that are behind the information on social media which is causing panic among the public.”
Omara observed that the fake reports were meant to tarnish the SFC’s hard earned good image and reputation.
On the whereabouts of the former IGP, Omara said, “I don’t know where he is and what he is doing. But these are just speculators who are causing panic.”