DAILYNEWS UG | Makindye, Kampala| In Former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura’s secretly planned arrest last week, two (2) Military Generals launched the move but that arrest mission hit a snag when they missed the General just hours after he had reportedly fled his home farm of Kashagama in Lyantonde District. However, he was out smarted when intelligence followed him and got him trying to flee the country in a Toyota Spacio.
It is a public secret that Kayihura had been holed up in Lyantonde since his sacking in a Sunday 5th March 2018 message. When in Kashagama, he disguised self as someone who had eventually gotten a chance to do his personal business. And with his massive ranch, he hired all the plant equipment from the District and all private owned tractor monsters in the area. He started building a ‘home’ and digging dams at his farm, fooling everyone he was indeed settling and going nowhere. But his Boss seems to know him too well.
The Airlift: Kale Kayihura was this past Wednesday airlifted from his farmhouse in Kashagama, Lyantonde District by a military chopper to the heavily-guarded Entebbe Airbase.
On arrival at Entebbe , Gen Kayihura was escorted in a military convoy to Makindye Military Barracks where he has been detained for the last five days.
At Makindye, said Defence spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire, “Gen Kayihura can be accessed by his immediate family, as well as his lawyers.”
Upon arrival, Gen Kayihura was led to one of the residences in the senior commanders’ quarters.
Our Source at ChimpReports has seen a picture of the residence where Gen Kale Kayihura is being detained at Makindye Military barracks, Kampala and this is the description:
- It is a simple structure covered over by iron sheets.
- Its protected by military police personnel, the facility doesn’t draw much attention when seen from the outside.
- It has a minimalist exterior, a white wall and small windows.
- The house has running hot water, electricity, a DSTV-connected television and good furniture.
Lawyers who checked on Kayihura also corroborated this assertion, saying, “Gen Kayihura is not in a cell. He lives in a decent house and even has access to internet and his mobile cell phone.”
The residence where Kayihura is detained has staff attending to his needs.
“Jail is jail. But the living conditions are not bad. The photo you are showing shows the exact house where he is held,” a family member added.
- Access to the residence is restricted.
- Steel barricades have been erected on the pathway to Kayihura’s detention facility.
- There also is a signpost bearing instructions, “STOP, Military Police Checkpoint.”
- Such signposts are common on roadblocks mounted by security forces.
- Accessing KK requires express permission from the top leadership of the army. “In fact, Kayihura has to request for you. You don’t just visit him,” said a confidant on Monday morning.
- Senior army officers have since paid a courtesy visit to Gen Kayihura to comfort him in these “trying circumstances.”
Our source at ChimpReports further understands that senior army officers have since paid a courtesy visit to Gen Kayihura.
Gen Kayihura’s fate remains unclear but his decision to hire top law firm, Kampala Associates Advocates, implies he expects prosecution in the not-too-distant future.
It is expected that Kayihura could face the court martial this week.
Some of Kayihura’s blue-eyed police commanders have been arrested and detained in an unknown area.
They include ex Police Flying Squad commander, Herbert Muhangi, Crime Intelligence chief, Lt Col Atwooki Ndahura and Cyber Crimes boss, Richard Ndaboine.
Gen Kayihura has since been interviewed about the assassination of former AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi which occurred on March 17, 2017.
Detained or charged army/police officers
Gen Kale Kayihura
SC P Good Mwesigwa
SCP Joel Aguma
Col Ndahura Atwooki
Lt Col Peter Musherure
ACP Jonathan Baroza
ACP Herbert Muhangi
SSP Richard Ndaboine
SSP Nickson Agasirwe
Sgt Abel Tumukunde
ASP James Magada
PC Faisal Katende (Flying Squad)
PC Abel Kitagenda aka Abbas Muyomba
Source credit & contribution to this article was made by ChimpReports.