Uganda’s army spokesperson on Wednesday said former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura had been arrested over allegations yet to be disclosed to the public.
Kayihura was arrested together with a number of his associates this news website has learnt.
“They are arresting many people perceived to be his friends including bodaboda cyclists,” one source from Uganda’s Capital Kampala told this News Website.
Kayihura, a self-confessed ruling NRM party cadre and the longest serving IGP; having been appointed in 2005 was fired in March this year after President Museveni reappointed him to the position in May 2017 for at least another three years.
Army statement on Wednesday said the general was picked today (Wednesday) from his Lyantonde home and flown to Kampala in a chopper for further investigations.
In a statement issued June 13, 2018, army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire said Gen Kayihura is still a serving officer of the UPDF and has been staying in Kashagama, Lyantonde District since March 15, 2018 after handing over office of the IGP.
“Yesterday June 12, 2018, he was asked to report to the UPDF Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi at General Headquarters- Mbuya. A helicopter was subsequently dispatched to transport him from there but on arrival, Gen Kale had travelled to Mbarara and so it had to return to Entebbe Airforce Base. The helicopter was today sent back to Kashagama and has returned safely to Kampala with him on board,” the statement read in part.
By Our Reporter