Details on the alleged arrest of Gen.Kale Kayihura.

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On the evening of 12th.06.2018, many Ugandan media houses broke the story that President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Museveni had ordered the arrest of the former Inspector General Of Police (IGP) Gen.Kale Kayihura.

The military spokesman on Tuesday night did not give any details surrounding the fate of former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura as reports emerged that he was under arrest at the UPDF Officer’s Mess in Kololo, in Kampala.

The reports that Gen. Kayihura was and is still in custody has still not been confirmed or dismissed.

However, a re-known journalist, Andrew Mwenda stated that “Last evening a UPDF helicopter with a brigadier on board landed at Kayihura’s home but he was not there. Now he has been summoned to Kampala by the CDF. It seems they want to question him or even arrest him!”

According to reports that emerged on Tuesday evening, a team of law enforcers that included military personell from the Special Forces Command, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and Internal Security Organisation searched a premier hotel — The Courtyard International Hotel, located in Lyantonde on Mbarara-Masaka Rd, where the former IGP reportedly stayed for two days..

“They cordoned off the hotel, confiscated all our mobile phones and other gadgets and searched the hotel. They demanded that we show them where Kayihura was,” a hotel manager said.

Hotel proprietor Mr Justus Kyabahwa, in a telephone conversation on Tuesday evening confirmed the cordon and search operation at his facility but did not disclose any other details as briefed by his staff about the military operation or whether the former IGP Kayihura stayed at the facility, reported PML Daily.

“We do not disclose client information to the public or the media ,” Mr Kyabahwa told PML Daily by telephone.

Gen. Kayihura was dropped as police chief earlier this year after 13 years at the helm of the force.