General Edward Kalekezi Kayihura Muhwezi, commonly known as Kale Kayihura who was arrested on Wednesday on allegations related to the murder of former Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who was murdered in March 2017 is currently detained at Makindye military barracks.
MbararaCity News has learnt that the former police chief is being detained at the Makindye military prison.
According to security sources who did not want to be named because they are not allowed to speak, Kayihura is detained together with the former Flying Squad commander, Herbert Muhangi, Cyber Crimes Unit head, Richard Ndaboine and another police officer at the rank of Inspector.
It is said that the swoop to arrest more police officers is still ongoing and according to the source, most of those to be arrested are at the rank of commissioners of police.
Ordinarily, senior army officers like Kayihura are detained at the Kololo officers’ mess but the detention at Makindye military police could be pointing to a bigger case against the former police boss.
Infact, Kayihura the number being lined against him are grave that carry a maximum sentence to death.
The Uganda People’s Defence Force has allowed access to the detained former Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura by his lawyers and family members and friends.
According to a statement signed by the UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire, Kayihura is currently at Makindye Military Barracks, Kampala.
Karemire says the army has also allowed his immediate family to access him at the facility, promising that the force will keep updating the public on the new developments.
Kayihura was arrested on Wednesday on allegations related to the murder of former Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who was murdered in March 2017.
Some other Police officers have been arrested and over the same charges and will be produced in court as investigations go on.
UPDF takes over his Muyenga home
This website has learnt that the army has taken over the home of the embattled former police chief.
home in Muyenga, there were officers from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) deployed.
According to another source, CMI had earlier raided the home and combed it probably to get any form of evidence to be used in court against Kayihura.
Army spokesperson, Brig.Richard Karemire confirmed deployment at Kayihura’s home.
“The residence and family of a General officer must always be secured,”Karemire told MbararaCity News
Kayihura’s problems started last year in October when President Museveni ordered for the arrest for the arrest of senior police officers.
Consequently, the army arrested Nixon Agasiirwe, the former commander of the police Special Operations Unit, Joel Aguma, the then Professional Standards Unit commander and Sgt Abel Tumukunde among other police officers.
These, together with others were accused of kidnapping and repatriating Lt.Joel Mutabazi , a former bodyguard to president Paul Kagame back to Rwanda in 2013.
These were believed to be point men for Kayihura and their arrest pointed to something bad brewing for him.