IGP Never Received Court Summons — Namaye
By Serestino Tusingwire
Deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye has refuted claims that IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura adamantly refused to abide by court orders that wanted him to appear and answer torture charges, saying her boss never received court summon.
Namaye said this yesterday evening in a news bulletin, NBS Live at 9 when she was tasked to comment on her boss’ failure to appear before court.
Kayihura together with other six errant officers were to appear before Makindye magistrate’s court to answer torture chargers.
Kayihura’s refusal to appear before court was criticized by many human rights activists saying, he disrespected the law.
According to Namaye, Kayihura did not appear before court because he hadn’t yet officially received court summons.
Due to his absence in court, magistrate Richard Mafabi was forced to postpone the hearing to the 29th of this month hoping that he will be able to appear this time round.
More so, the Director of Public Prosecution Mike Chibita filed an application for consideration to take on the case meaning that lawyers totaling to 50 who wanted to privately take on IGP will be requested to withdraw from the case.