Former IGP, Gen. Kale Kayihura, has flatly rejected a proposal for him to plead guilty and be forgiven.
Sources say the proposal has been mooted by Gen. Salim Saleh. It is Gen. Saleh who was assigned the duty of arresting and interrogating former Police chief Kale Kayihura.
When Military Police and Chieftaincy of military Intelligence went to search Kayihura’s home for incriminating evidence, it is reported Gen Saleh was remained in a tinted army car in the compound monitoring and coordinating the search.
At Makindye, sources say, he has been a routine guest to Kayihura persuading him to share whatever he knows and also publicly apologize to the commander in chief and the public.
An inside source has told Eagle Online that the former police chief has out rightly rejected the idea of apologizing and pleading guilty to any accusation.
“He has told the general that he would rather stand trial than waiver under pressure to plead guilty and ask for forgiveness,” said a source who is involved in interrogating the former president’s blue eyed boy.
Giving insights in the happenings in the Makindye grilling room, the source said that whenever Kahiyura is called in for questioning, Gen Saleh always sits on the side mollifying and encouraging his former aide de camp to open up and answer the questions from the low rank military police interrogators.
“Gen. SS (Salim Saleh) is ever here trying to make inroads but KK (Kale Kayihura) has remained steadfast insisting if he has a case(s), he must be tried rather than be intimidated by pleading. It seems the law in him is finally out and we are likely to see a showdown,” the source said.
Unlike the rest of the detainees who were made to wear the yellow prison uniform and move around bear feet, Kale, the source says, was give exception and is allowed to wear sandals and buggy blue jeans but without a belt.
Sources further revealed that the whole of yesterday afternoon Gen. Saleh and the chairman of the court martial, Lt. Gen. Andrew Guti spent a considerable time in Makindye barracks together perhaps trying to finalize the charges against the former police chief.
It is expected that Kayihura’s accomplice and former head of crime intelligence in Uganda police under Kayihura’s reign, Atwooki Ndahura,will join the state as key witness after pleading guilty of kidnap and repatriation of Rwandan nationals.
Kayihura and host of other former top police officials under his reign are under detention at Makindye waiting to be charged with a variety of charges that could include espionage and several murders.