Makindye East MP Ibrahim Kasozi has faulted IGP Kale Kayihura for witchhunting him due to the police chief’s ‘differences’ with Security Minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde.
According to the legislator, his support for the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) budget last week rubbed the police chief the wrong way.
Kayihura, who is a General heads the Police while Tumukunde, a retired Lieutenant General is in charge of the security ministry, and there are widespread theories among the populace that the two are at loggerheads.
“Having supported the budget of ISO last week little did I know I was annoying someone,” MP Kasozi said in a telephone interview this afternoon, adding: “It is a fight between Tumukunde and Kayihura.”
According to Kasozi, the IGP sanctioned a letter that was forwarded to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, imploring her to ask the MP to record a statement in relation to allegations of murder, treason and terrorism, against him, allegedly committed between 2014 and 2015.
In the letter Kasozi was directed to appear before the Commandant CID Kampala Metropolitan on January 24, but did not and now says he will report next Monday.
However, Kasozi says he is surprised that the IGP is summoning him yet there is the Directorate of CID which is responsible for issuing criminal summons.
Last year over Shs80 billion supplementary budget for the police was rejected by Parliament and instead the budget for the ISO was passed, something which reportedly did not augur well with the Police leadership.
Previously, there have been reports of friction among powerful government officials.