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Is Gen. Kale Kayihura on his way out?

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Just two days after the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura regained relief from those prosecuting him withdrawing the criminal case against him from Makindye Court, all isn’t well as reports filter in that he has been relieved of his duties as IGP.

This afternoon, a message came through social media how the IGP who has been at the helm of Uganda Police Force for more than 10 years had been dropped and replaced by equally competent soldier, Brig. Leo Kyanda, Chief of Staff of the Land Forces in the UPDF.

If it is true that Brig. Kyanda is the incoming IGP, it confirms the earlier reports that came through four months indicating the Bunyoro bred one star army general was destined for the highest office at Naguru.

Nevertheless, the rumour seem to have faded and outshined by the treason case where Gen. Kayihura was summoned to Makindye court.

Brig Leopold Kyanda
Brig Leopold Kyanda

Earlier this month, this news portal was informed that apart from Brig. Kyanda, the other considered person the first family was considering for the IGP office was the former Information and National Guidance Minister, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi.

EagleOnline has established that whereas the reports about the changes at Naguru could be true or untrue, as nobody is committal about the rumour, Gen. Kayihura’s days at Naguru could be numbered.

Asked what the position of State House on the social media message, Senior President Press Secretary Don Wanyama said he hadn’t received any communication to the above effect.

“There is no message to that effect but in any case if there is, I will communicate” Mr Wanyama said.

A source at Mbuya, the headquarters of the army where both Gen. Kayihura and Brig. Kyanda are serving solders, said they hadn’t received any communication indicating the changes.

Sources near Gen. Kayihura told EagleOnline that their boss wasn’t aware of his exit from police as he had not received any communication.

 

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