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Kayihura Charged with Kidnapping Enemies of Kagame and handing them to Kigali

Former Inspector General of Police Gen Edward Kale Kayihura has this morning been charged with kidnappings and failure to protect war materials.

Prosecution led by Maj Raphael Mugisha told court that Gen Kayihura while in office as Inspector General of police failed to protect military materials and also failed to account for fire arms, contrary to provisions of the UPDF Act.

It is indicated that on several occasions Gen Kayihura between the year 2010 and 2018 allowed use of arms and ammunition to unauthorized persons who are the members of the Boda boda 2010 led by their patron Abdullah Kitata.

Gen Kayihura is also accused of failing to provide accountability for arms and ammunition in the various Police units including the Flying Squad Unit, Witness Protection Unit and Crime Intelligence Directorate all headed by his former blue eyed boys.

He was also charged with aiding and abetting kidnapping from Uganda, contrary to Section 19 of the Penal Code Act.

Prosecution side also told the fully packed court room that between, 2012 and 2016 Kayihura aided and abetted the actions of subordinate police officers and others, to kidnap and illegally repatriate Rwandan refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda.

The victims were identified as Lt Joel Mutabazi former president Paul Kagame bodyguard, Sergeant Innocent Kalisa and Jackson Karemera.

The former police boss however denied all charges brought against him.
Court was adjourned to August 28 next Tuesday after prosecution told court that investigations in this matter are still ongoing.

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