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Kayihura being handled under military procedures - Rugunda

The former inspector general of police, 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 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.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda

"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.

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+4 #1 nonpartisan 2018-08-10 00:26
The moment every institution got tribalized is the moment the whole Uganda became complicated. Cleaning up all the sleeper cells will be next to impossible.
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0 #2 kabayekka 2018-08-10 03:48
Well then the Uganda civilian police is a military outfit of the highest order. What of the thousands of crime preventers?
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-1 #3 gwok 2018-08-10 10:37
Quoting kabayekka:
Well then the Uganda civilian police is a military outfit of the highest order. What of the thousands of crime preventers?


The CPs are now part of the military structure, although they got there under a very legally questionable procedure.

I hope that they will pay them too. The CPs were recruited for a different objective (for rigging the last elections, in my opinion) and could not just be disposed off after that objective was achieved.

We can assume that they are being retained in the military structure for the next elections, whenever that will come, other things being equal.
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0 #4 Ugthinker 2018-08-10 18:27
The best punishment Kaihura can get is to be dealt with judiciously!

Denying him justice, just as he would do to others won’t give him and fellow criminals food for thought.

Our leaders/ rulers need to appreciate the need to adopt civil practices both to friends and foes.

Life has moved on so much so that suffocative tendencies are no longer a sign of might but backwardness!
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0 #5 Lakwena 2018-08-14 08:12
In other words, the military procedure is independent of the constitution, alias civil right; so that the military procedure takes forever.

The Rungunda of this country must style up.

Otherwise when his turn comes the rest of us will look and say nothing. Did Gen Kayihura ever imagine he would end up where he is now?

It is annoying that this country has been damned and doomed by sycophants and stooges.
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