As Col.Richard Tukachungurwa, the court’s Judge Advocate(adviser) asked the former police boss to say a word about the composition of the members of the court.
“My lord, although I don’t know all members on the panel personally, I trust there is no problem on my side and I have no objection to any of them,”Gen.Kayihura said.
According to undisclosed sources it has been revealed that the former police chief has asked to meet with his former boss, the commander in chief president Yoweri Museveni.
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The court chairman would later proceed to read for him the charges.
The court charged the former police boss of failure to protect war materials contrary to section 122(1) (2) (d) of the UPDF Act 2005.
“Gen.Edward Kale Kayihura, between the year 2010 and 2018 on various occasions allowed the issue of arms and ammunitions to unauthorized persons including members of Boda boda 2010 led by one Abudallah Kitatta,”Lt.Gen.Gutti read the first charge.
He was also accused of failure to supervise and ensure accountability for the arms and ammunitions issued to specialized units under his office as the Inspector General of Police including the Flying Squad, Special Operations Unit, witness protection unit and the Crime Intelligence directorate of the police force.
“Between the year 2012 and 2016,by omission and commission, you 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 including Lt.Joel Mutabazi, Jackson Karemera and Sgt. Innocent Karisa,”read the court chairman.
Kayihura however denied all the charges but through the court proceedings, he kept calm and was seen jotting down notes in his note book.Add your comments: Download Our News App Here