By Sania Babirye
The case against the former inspector General of police General Kale Kayihura has been adjourned to the 1st of October 2018.
This was communicated by Gen.Kayihura’s lawyer Elison Karuhanga today while appearing before the General court Martial today.
Kayihura was supposed to return today in court for mention of his case, however Karuhanga informed court chair Lt.Gen.Andrew Gutti that his client’s case was adjourned to next month when he reported before the court’s registrar for his bail extension on Monday. Kayihura was also not in court.
On the 24th of August, Gen.Kayihura was formerly arraigned and charged after spending 76 days in detention at Makindye military barracks. He pleaded not guilty to three counts relating to failure to protect war materials and aiding/abbeting kidnapping of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda. He was however granted bail on the 28th of the same month and ordered to report back to court today.
Prosecution led by Maj Raphael Mugisha states that between the years 2010 and 2018, Gen Kayihura allowed the issue of arms and ammunition to Boda-Boda 2010 patron Abdullah Kitatta , a person unauthorized to own a firearm.
In the second account Kayihura is charged with failing to supervise and ensure accountability for arms and ammunitions he issued to specialised units under the office of IGP including Flying squad unit, specialized operations unit, witness protection unit and the Crime Intelligence Directorate of the police .
The Gen.Kaihura was also charged with aiding and abetting his junior soldiers to kidnap 3 Rwandan exiles , refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda. These are ; Lt. Joel Mutabaazi, Jackson Kaleemera and Sgt Innocent Kaliisa.
Lt.Gen.Andrew Gutti who chairs the army court however released Gen.Kaihura on bail with strict conditions including restrict inrestricting his movements to only Kampala and Wakiso districts.
He presented three sureties including including the deputy commandant of Land forced Maj. General Samuel Kavuma, Maj. General James Mugira who is the managing director of National Enterprises and the Entebbe Municipality member of parliament and also his cousin Rosemary Tumusiime.
He was ordered to not fly out of the country without the permission of the army court and report before the court registrar once every month or failure to do so have his bail reversed.