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Museveni yet to instruct the Court Martial to drop Kayihura charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial has not yet received formal instructions from President Yoweri Museveni to drop criminal charges against the former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, Uganda Radio Network has learnt. This comes about five months after Museveni promised that he was going to talk …

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Police audit reveals slow implementation of gender policy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The latest police manpower audit has revealed a slow implementation of the gender inclusiveness policy. Police numbers are currently at 46,776 of which only 8,128 are females. This translates into 21 percent of female police officers. The police leadership headed by the then Inspector …

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Court Martial boss writes to CDF over Kayihura

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial chair Lt. General Andrew Gutti has written to the Chief of Defense Forces-CDF inquiring about President Yoweri Museveni’s promise to have the charges against the former police chief, Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura dropped. Gutti was prompted to write to Gen. David …

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Human rights activists caution on ‘Kayihura pardon’

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Human rights experts and organizations have said that the move to pardon the former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura is premature and would set a bad precedent. Gen Kayihura was sacked in April 2018, by President Museveni after serving the force for 13 years. …

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Parliament committee wants mineral police protection unit disbanded

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Natural Resources Committee of Parliament want the Minerals Police Protection Unit disbanded for brutalizing artisanal miners. The unit was created at the height of conflicts in the mining areas of Bisya, Engaju and Nsiika among others between the large scale miners and …

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Kayihura’s co-accused released on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial granted bail to four other suspects jointly charged with the former Inspector General of Police General Edward Kale Kayihura for abetting and aiding the kidnap of Rwandan refugees. The suspects are the former Deputy Commandant of the Professional Standards Unit Richard …

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Kayihura’s co-accused apply for bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four suspects jointly charged with the former Inspector General of Police, General Edward Kale Kayihura for aiding and abetting the kidnap and illegal repatriation of Rwandan refugees in the General Court martial have applied for bail. They are the former Deputy Commandant of the Professional …

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What US gov’t sanctions aganist Kayihura mean

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Friday, the United States Treasury Department announced visa and economic sanctions against former Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura. The US used the Global Magnitsky Act 2016 to attach his property. The law, named after a Russian accountant Sergei Magnitsky who …

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