Kampala: Forum for Democratic change (FDC) has called for a prob to investigate the 13 years of former Inspector general of police (IGP) ‘Gen Kayihura’s terror’ that happened in the approval of president Museveni.
Gen Kale Kayihura was sacked in December last year by president Museveni, few months after approval of his appointment in the August house and replaced him with his deputy martin Okoth Ochola. In reappointment, Kayihura was supposed to preside over police till 2023.
Speaking in a weekly media briefing, the spokesperson for FDC Semujju Nganda who doubles as Kira municipality legislator said the 13 years of Gen Kayihura must be investigated and charged for all crimes he committee, ‘not crimes that president Museveni wants to charge him with’.
“Museveni has always witnessed, defended and promoted the former IGP as he continued to grace over violations of human rights, Even when he joined police, Museveni continued promoting him from the rank of Brigadier to General, and he earned all these promotions because Museveni was satisfied with Gen Kayihura’s work,” Said Mr. Semujju.
He said that last year during celebrations at Kayihura’s home in Kisoro district, president Museveni praised him for being a royal carder for criminalizing politics, miming politicians, shooting at people on streets, banning political activities and now is the same Museveni saying Kayihura is a criminal.
“The only police about the former IGP was his uniform, the rest he became the chief promoter of crimes, National resistance movement (NRM),” he said at FDC headquarters, Najjanankumbi.
“We are opposed to Museveni’s proposal on police bond and bail and crack down of media. May be what Museveni missed was to become a journalist, because he wants to an editor, he wants to determine how newspapers and radio should be manage, stories should be published and aired,”
Semujju was retaliating Museveni’s statement during the presentation of the budget, Museveni blamed Daily monitor saying exaggerated Uganda’s debt among other issues.
Gen Kayihura was last week pick from his farm in Lyantonde district and is currently held at Makindye military barracks for allegations that he participated in the gruesome gun down of his assistant, assistant inspector general of police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi.