Kayihura

Concerned citizens demand for Kayihura’s release

By Sania Babirye
As the former Inspector general of Police General Kale Kayihura continues to be detained at the Makindye military police barracks without formally being charged,  two people calling themselves concerned citizens have petitioned  the High court in Kampala seeking for his his immediate release or have him produced in a competent court and formally charged.
 Issa  Ogomba an advocate and Sarah Rukundo a Uganda Christian University student are now suing the attorney General saying as citizens they are aggrieved with the injustice that has been subjected to the General and as a result, its their duty as Ugandans to see that Ugandans rights are respected.
 The two who claim  to  have no personal relationship with General Kayihura further claim that General Kayihura continues to be illegally detained beyond the mandatory 48 hours with out trial  since he was arrested on the 13th of June 2018 and detained there by denying him his constitutional  right to a fair and speedy trial.
It almost two months since the troubled IGP was arrested from his home at Kashagama in Lyatonde district and update, government has however not formally states any   charges against him.
But unconfirmed information states that he is to be charged with murder,espionage,and kidnap among others.
Government also continues to arrest most of General Kayihura’s former close security allies who are also being detained at the Makindye military police barracks and under trial in the general court martial  on different criminal charges.

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