Hundreds of people have turned up at the Makindye Magistrate’s court to express their solidarity with the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura.
According to our reporter on the ground, some of the placards-holding supporters of the IGP have turned rowdy, chasing away perceived opponents of the police chief.
Already, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and city lawyer and president of opposition JEEMA party are at Makindye, where the security has been tightened ahead of the expected arrival of the IGP and his co-accused. General Kale Kayihura, was dragged to court by a group of 20 lawyers, for allegedly failing to superintend his subordinates who were involved in beating the opposition Dr Besigye’s supporters and bystanders, on July 12 and 13.
This was after Dr Besigye had been released on bail from Luzira prison, where he was held for two months on treason charges.
Two days ago, while addressing a presser at his Kasangati home Besigye said that time has caught-up with Gen Kayihura and others who have been traumatizing him, his supporters and innocent civilians, as witnessed by the indictment of the General.
“Things have changed; I am out of court and Kayihura is in,” the retired army colonel said.
Meanwhile, yesterday afternoon another group of placard-holding supporters of the IGP staged a demonstration around Parliament, temporarily paralyzing activities around the house.