Gen. Kayihura being handled according to military procedures – Rugunda

Gen. Kayihura being handled according to military procedures – Rugunda
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda

The former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura is being handled in line with military procedures, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said.

Rugunda was responding to a question raised by Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Latif Ssebaggala during the Prime Minister’s question time on when government plans to present Gen. Kayihura before court.

In his response, Rugunda said there was no need for worry, saying Kayihura is a senior army officer who is being handled under military procedures.

“Is a very senior officer of the UPDF and is being handled in accordance with laid down procedures of handling such an officer,” said Rugunda.

The former police chief hasn’t appeared in court since his arrest of June 13 and subsequent detention at Makindye Military barracks. Kayihura was picked up together with several police officers who worked with him during his tenure as IGP.

During a closed door meeting with members of parliament on security matters recently, President Yoweri Museveni is reported to have told legislators that the jailed former police boss side-stepped formal police structures and chose to work with civilians effectively crippling professionalism of the force.

Museveni allegedly blamed Kayihura for leaping to the defense of his juniors even when they had broken the law.