Lawyers Denied Access To Jailed Kayihura

Lawyers of former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura have reportedly been denied access to meet their client.

The lawyers Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng say they have tried to access their client at the Makindye Military Barracks where he is detained, but failed on Friday and Saturday.

According to the lead lawyer Alaka, he and Ochieng have attempted to approach him for about three days but are only rebounded at the gate of Makindye Military Barracks.

The duo argue that, on Friday they went to the Barracks to see him but were blocked by the soldiers who are manning security at the entrance on grounds that it was a public holiday.

Alaka says they went back on Saturday to the Barracks but were told that visitors are not allowed on weekends. The lawyer now accuses the military forces for denying them access to their client.

Alaka and his counterpart Ochieng note that Kayihura together with other police officers have been held incommunicado and no one has been allowed access to them which violates their constitutional rights.

The law says that no one should be detained for more than 48 hours without being produced in court to show cause for his/her arrest.

The lawyers resolved that on Monday they will petition High Court Civil Division so that Kayihura together with Col Atwooki  Ndahura, former director of Crime Intelligence may be produced in court if at all they have any cases to answer.

Kayihura was on June 13th airlifted from his farm in Kashagama, Lyantonde district and he is currently held at Makindye Barracks.

In a Statement released by Brigadier Richard Karemire, the Spokesperson of Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs last week, he said Kayihura can only be accessed by his immediate family members and his lawyers.

When URN tried to contact Karemire on Sunday, he was not picking his calls.
Kayihura is being accused together with five senior police officers on charges that are not yet known.

The officers include; his former personal assistant Jonathan Baroza, former Flying Squad commander Herbert Muhangi, former cyber-crime Director Richard Ndaboine, former director of Crime Intelligence Ndawula Atwooki and former Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraje Bakaleke.

They are reported to have been arrested by the Chieftaincy Military Intelligence on Tuesday before Kayihura the next day. On Friday, there was a reported search at Kayihura’s Muyenga based home by the Army and Counter Terrorism forces.


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4 thoughts on “Lawyers Denied Access To Jailed Kayihura

  1. But Kayihura was detaining suspects without trial for months. What was the problem then? Let him feel it as well.

  2. He advocated for 90 days in detention before right to police bond. The 90 days are not yet over!

  3. Kayhura is not yet guilty of any offence,he may be one of the suspects in a politically motivated miltary court marshal stage managed by the regime in power to appease the public.The murders of innocent Ugandans,high levels of corruption in government,persecution of the Opposition,the long stay in power by the NRM government,youth unemployement,the no value for education are all signs of a tired and failing regime.Kayhura is not to blame,it is the current political system to blame.If Kayhura is found guilty,i am not exonerating him he should be punished but he should be allowed access to a fair trial and to his legal team.Remember what goes around comes round,For God and my country.

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