President Museveni Promises to Forgive Kayihura

President Museveni Promises to Forgive Kayihura

President Yoweri Museveni has said he will ask army court to drop charges against former IGP Kale Kayihura.

The four-star Army General who is currently out on bail is accused of failing to protect war material by issuing arms to unauthorized persons including Boda Boda 2010 members led by convict Abdallah Kitatta between 2010 and 2018.

He is also accused of aiding and abetting the kidnapping, repatriating Rwandan exiles and refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda between 2012 and 2016.

While in Kisoro, District NRM leaders asked Gen. Museveni to pardon Gen Kayihura who once served as one of Uganda’s fierce IGP from 2005 before he was sacked in 2018.

“Kale Kayihura, just like the (Kisoro LC5) chairman said; there’re those who committed heavy sins and we forgave them. So then why don’t we forgive him! Because you’ve asked and said he’s our person (NRM) I’ll speak the military prosecution and tell them your request and also add in my request to have him forgiven,” Museveni told NRM leaders in Kisoro district where he was canvassing for votes ahead of January 14, 2021 polls in which he seeks to extend his rule to the fourth decade.