KAMPALA – The family of the beleaguered former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, now incarcerated at Makindye Military prison has on Monday June 18 disowned city lawyers Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng.
“This is to inform the general public that neither General Kale Kayihura nor any member of his family has met, talked to or instructed Mr. Evans Ochieng or Caleb Alaka or their law firms to represent General Kayihura, as prior alleged, “ Mrs. Annie Kayihura in a statement on Monday, confirming Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) as the only legal firm with instructions.
Gen. Kayihura is detained at Makindye Military Barracks after he was airlifted from his home in Kashagama, Lyantonde district last Wednesday..
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 said in the run up to the wekend that they 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.
However, Mr Alaka on Monday indicated he was 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.
But Mrs Kayihura seems to suggested that all is well with the former police chief and the family have full access to him.
“To date neither Gen Kayihura, nor any member of his family have instructed any lawyer to file any application in any court, for any purpose. Statements to that effect are false and should be ignored,” Kayihura’s wife, Angella said.