HANDED OVER OFFICE: Former IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura

Kampala: The Spokesperson of Uganda peoples Defence forces (UPDF) Richard Karemire has confirmed that the former Inspector general of police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura has arrived at Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) headquarters Mbuya for meeting with other Generals.

Yesterday media reports indicated that the former police boss was arrested in Lyantonde by a joint force of Special Forces command and CMI over unrevealed issues however according to M. Karemire as a serving army officer, he was asked to report to CMI.

In a statement released by UPDF, Karemire said Gen. Kayihura is still a serving officer of UPDF and has been staying in Kashagama, Lyantonde district since March 15, 2018

“Yesterday June 12 he was asked to report to the UPDF chief of Defence force Gen Divide Muhoozi at General headquarters, Mbuya. A helicopter was subsequently dispatched to transport him from there but on arrival, Gen had travelled to Mbarara and so it had to return to Entebbe air force base,” he said in a statement.

Further said it has been sent back to Kashagama and has safely returned with him on board.

However In a statement, Karemire disregarded media reports that he was arrested however didn’t explain why UPDF sent a helicopter without putting Kayihura on notice it is coming to pick him and why soldiers had to aggressively search a hotel in Lyantonde in search of the former Police chief.