Kayihura Shares Hotel With ADF, Survives Assassination

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Edward Kale Kayihura was forced to cut his visit to Busoga region short weeks ago following reports that the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) were trailing him and had intentions of assassinating him with his top UPF commanders he had moved with.

IGP General Kale Kayihura
IGP General Kale Kayihura

The impeccable source this reporter has talked to reveals that Kayihura who was residing in Nile resort hotel Cottages Jinja in the first one week had to immediately vacate the prestigious premises and relocate to Namayingo where he constructed a small tent with tight security.

This was so after getting information that the two ADF suspects that they were looking for were residing in the same hotel with the police boss.

According to the telephonic conversation and GPRS readings that were tapped by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) gadgets, the suspects identified as Moze Yaya and Ali Salim aka Mukyotara were residing in the same area with the Police chief.

The CMI gadget indicated that Ali Salim was residing in the cottages opposite to that of the IGP while Moze Yaya resided in one of the Hotel rooms in Nile Hotel Jinja.

It was from that background of the CMI report that alerted Gen Kale before he rushed to Bugiri where he camped for three weeks.

Kale made sure that the two suspects were intensively monitored and later arrested and are still remanded at Kirinya government Prisons in Jinja.

It is also from this background all the UPF senior officers that were residing in the same Hotel withdrew immediately and rushed to Bugiri in where they camped for a full month with their boss who left them there after three weeks.

It is revealed that the ADF suspects have booked membership in most of these hotels Especially in Jinja and that’s where they hold their meetings of making any attacks.

Speaking at a media briefing at the police headquarters, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed the arrest of a section of Muslim clerics suspected to be having close links with ADF adding that the arrested suspects had requested for amnesty.

Enanga added that apparently Police is in possession of four new recovered guns from Namayemba trading center, one of the recruiting hubs of ADF operatives in Eastern Uganda.

He said the recovery of the four guns now brings the number of guns secured by police from suspected ADF operatives to seven.

“With investigations into the spate of murders in the Busoga region being directly linked to suspected ADF rebels, police have recovered 4 more guns and arrested two Muslim clerics in Kampala.”

“So far we have been able to arrest 12 suspects who have given clues leading to recovery of a gun used to kill of a police officer in Namayingo, two from Mayuge and another in Mabira forest, ”Enanga explained recently.

In a recently released new United Nations National security report, a military camp where Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) Supreme Commander, Jamil Mukulu was based, came under heavy gunfire from DRC forces just moments after the leader of the terrorist group had fled.

The ADF remains one of the most dangerous rebel groups in Eastern Congo, with battle-hardened and Islamic extremist fighters.

On 16 January 2014, the Congolese army launched Operation Sukola1 against ADF.

Advancing on several fronts, the army moved deep into ADF territory and pushed it out of many of its forest camps, sustaining and inflicting many casualties in the process.

Early in April, as the Congolese army was approaching Madina, said the UN investigation report, the site of the main camp and last stronghold of ADF, ADF split into two groups.

One group, led by ADF leader and sanctioned individual Jamil Mukulu, left the Madina camp at night, a few days before the Congolese army took over on 16 and 17 April.

The ADF commander Mukulu, whose main objective is to remove President Museveni from power and install a Muslim leader, departed with approximately 30 people, including some 17 senior ADF leaders and most of his family.

Among those in the Mukulu group were Richard Muzei (Mukulu’s son), Bisasso (chief of finance), Kikutte (a deputy army commander), Magezi Abdul, Benjamin Kisokeranyo (senior adviser to Mukulu) and several other long-term ADF commanders and members of the ADF society of elite leaders called “the 8,000” or Kanana.

The ADF commander was trained by Al Qaeda in the Middle East. UN maintains it’s yet to find evidence linking ADF to the global sponsors of terrorism.

In Uganda, Mukulu is accused of pressuring Muslim clerics in Uganda to recruit members for his force. Those who have resisted the pressure, according to police boss Gen Kale Kayihura, have been killed.

The police boss recently revealed that it was highly possible that most of the murdered Muslim clerics since 2012 have been gunned down by ADF insurgents and is still doing so indicating the recent murder as that of the chief prosecutor Joan Kagezi.

According to Ballistic experts, the two bullets that were found in Kagezi’s throat are of the same make with those that were found in all the Muslim clerics that have been killed of recent.

The experts reveal that those bullets and cartridges are different from those used by the UPDF, Uganda Police, and all the east Africans countries’ forces.

The bullets and cartridges are commonly used by Jamil Mukulu’s ADF now based in DRC.