Former Ugandan Police Chief charged with 3 offenses
Written by: Jacqueline Kabagwira & George Kalisa
Friday, August 24th, 2018, 2:05
Uganda’s Court Martial Friday charged former Police Chief Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura with aiding junior officers exile Ugandans to Rwanda and two counts of failure to protect war material contrary to UPDF act 2005, said the charge sheet.
“Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura between the year 2010 and 2018, on various occasions the issue of arms and ammunitions to unauthorized persons wit; members of Boda Boda 2010 headed by one Abdallah Kitata,’’ said the charge sheet.
“Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura between the year 2010 and 2018, failed to supervise and ensure accountability for the arms and ammunitions issued to Units referred to as specialized, under the office of the IGP to wit, the Flying Squad Unit, the Specialized Operations Unit, the Witness Protection Unit and the Crime Intelligence Directorate of Uganda Police Forces,” it added.
And, “Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura between 2012 and 2016, by omission and commission, aided and abetted the actions of subordinate police officers and others on various occasions, without hindrance to kidnap and illegally repatriated Rwandan exiles, refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda to wit; Lt. Joel Mutabazi, Jackson Karemera alias Ndiga, Sgt Innocent Kalisa”.
The General denied all the charges against him. His lawyer made a verbal bail application, which the Court Martial rejected and instead advised them to tender a formal one on August28.
Gen. Kale will return to Court on September4 and a death sentence awaits him if he pleads guilty to the counts related to failure to protect war materials.