Uganda Peoples Defense Forces has deployed a total of 165 military personnels to monitor the movements of the embattled former police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura until his case before general military court martial is disposed off.
According to our highly placed sources at Mbuya military headquarters, the soldiers are meant to monitor Kayihura’s homes in Kampala, Lyantonde, and his own home village in Kisoro district and all his movements and activities.
Gen Kayihura has since been given a brand new Prado Landcuiser with an escort vehicle all bearing defense number plates all equipped with new army officers with instructions to report and brief defense leadership.
On 4 March 2018, President Yoweri Museveni fired Gen Kayihura as police chief and elevated Martin Okoth Ochola who was previously the deputy police chief.
This followed widespread outcry from concerned citizens, regarding increased insecurity in the country, with the police cavorting with known criminal gangs. Kidnappings-for-ransom, wanton murders and robberies, including a rash of unexplained tourist deaths; all un-solved, which left the security apparatus clue-less.
On June 13 2018, Kayihura was arrested on charges of illegal repatriation of refugees from Rwanda some who were later executed on arrival by authorities in Kigali.
Kayihura is charged with allowing arms and ammunition issued to police units to be given to gangs and paramilitary organizations.
He faces a maximum penalty of death if convicted.
Kayihura’s lawyers argued the 62-year-old was not well and required medical attention outside Uganda.
He was later released on bail after 76 days in military custody.