KISORO —President Yoweri Museveni has said he will ask army court to drop charges against former IGP Kale Kayihura.
The four star army general who is currently out on bail is accused of failing to protect war material by issuing arms to unauthorised persons including Boda Boda 2010 members led by convict Abdallah Kitatta between 2010 and 2018.
He is also accused of aiding and abetting the kidnapping, repatriating Rwandan exiles and refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda between 2012 and 2016.
While in Kisoro, District NRM leaders asked Gen. Museveni to pardon Gen Kayihura who once served as one of Uganda’s fierce IGP from 2005 before he was sacked in 2018.
“Kale Kayihura, just like the (Kisoro LC5) chairman said; there’re those who committed heavy sins and we forgave them. So then why don’t we forgive him! Because you’ve asked and said he’s our person (NRM) I’ll speak the military prosecution and tell them your request and also add in my request to have him forgiven,” Museveni told NRM leaders in Kisoro district where he was canvassing for votes ahead of January 14, 2021 polls in which he seeks to extend his rule to the fourth decade.
Last month, National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine also promised to pardon Gen Kayihura if elected president.
Mr Kyagulanyi heaped praises on Gen Kayihura who he once described as his tormentor who was working to “impress his master” [President Museveni].
“I used to tell my brother and friend Gen Kale Kayihura that Museveni is not a good man but he didn’t listen to me. As you all know, whenever Gen Kayihura wanted to preach the message against marijuana smoking in the ghetto, he could send me,” Bobi Wine said