KAMPALA – The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura arrives back into the country on Sunday, the Force’s spokesman, Asan Kasingye, has said.
Gen Kayihura has been away for two weeks on an official trip in Turkey, fueling speculation, especially on social media, about his health.
Kasingye on Saturday circulated pictures of Gen Kayihura visiting a forensic lab in Andana, Turkey, some 650 kilometres north of Ankara.
Uganda’s Ambassador to Turkey, Moses Kasujja, is seen in the pictures.
Kasingye said: “Photos of IGP Gen Kale Kayihura visiting Adana Forensic University today. Andana is 650km away from Ankara. He will arrive tomorrow [Sunday]. A team of Uganda Police officers will visit the Forensic University at the end of the month. In the photos is the university dean and Uganda’s Amb. to Turkey Amb. Moses Kasujja.”
Police chief Kale Kayihura has been missing for nearly a fortnight with the exact information on his whereabouts remaining a secret within the Force, leaving the public to speculate that he is ill and admitted to hospital outside the country.
However, the Force denies and insists its leader is away on official duty, although the explanation that the IGP was in Turkey turned out to haunt the Force with Turkish officials reportedly denied Kayihura was on its soil.
On Tuesday, a section of news websites and social media claimed that Gen Kayihura was due to land at Entebbe Airport but this never came to pass.