KAMPALA – Following his arrest, beleaguered former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, now incarcerated at Makindye Military prison is causing controversy beyond his predicament.
Top Kampala lawyers are in a tussle for sole representation rights of the former police chief, as speculation around his fate continue to point to him appearing before the General Court Martial sooner than later.
It is understood that the former IGP will appear before the military court, together with Col. Ndahura Atwooki, the former director of crime intelligence yet to be declassified criminal charges relative to their tenure.
Top city criminal defense lawyers, Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng received conventional solicitation from Gen. Kayihura, to share insights on representing him in court if charged.
But before Mr Alaka would spring into his new assignment the Kampala Associated Advocates issued a statement at the weekend, emphasizing that they are the sole representatives of the former IGP.
“We dismiss allegations from whoever claims to have instructions to represent Kayihura and confirm that we have full instructions to represent him,” said the statement from Kampala Associated Advocates, signed by Mr Elison Karuhanga.
However, Mr Alaka on Monday continued to do his work like he had not seen the KAA weekend statement, insisting that he is processing a Habeas Corpus petition for the High Court to compel the military to produce Gen. Kayihura in court.
Arrested last Wednesday, the former IGP has now surpassed 48 hours of the constitutional mandatory hours for a detainee.
The question though now is, who is representing him?