Posted on9 July, 2018 | 00:56

Army not Taking Chances with Gen Kayihura’s Case

The Ugandan military is taking keen interest in the investigation into the reign of Gen Kale Kayihura, Chimp Corps report.

The Ugandan military is taking keen interest in the investigation into the reign of Gen Kale Kayihura, Chimp Corps report.

Upon his detention at Makindye Military Barracks, Gen Kayihura was interviewed by a joint team of security officials led by CIID chief Grace Akullo.

No charges have so far been preferred against the former Inspector General of Police.

Officials told ChimpReports that apart from providing custodial services to the General for other security agencies to access him, the military remained interested in how the case was being managed.

“So far, we don’t have any case against him. And we don’t want to take chances,” said a senior defence official on condition of anonymity.

“Kale is a big name. We are aware about that. You don’t want to make mistakes.

The official said there was need fr solid proof before any charge can be slapped against the former presidential military assistant.

Army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire recently said Kayihura was “okay” and could be accessed by his family members and lawyers.

Reports that the army is cautious in managing Kayihura’s investigation confirm the widely held perception that the probe is ISO-led.

The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) recently took the lead in investigating crimes committed during the term of Gen Kayihura.

Some police officers have been arrested to help in investigations.

Gen Kayihura was quizzed about the assassination of his former AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

His response is not known to us. But the General early this year dismissed claims that he was involved in Kaweesi’s death.

“Why would I kill Kaweesi? For what?” he wondered, emphasising, “That’s the work of evil of people. You (media) can throw mud at me but it will never stick.”

Kayihura has been in detention since March 13 when he was airlifted by an army chopper from his farm in Lyantonde – western Uganda.

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