kikezi, uganda – General Kale Kayihura, the former police chief, was acquitted today, sweeping the Kigezi subregion. The court-martial dropped the charges, which included failure to secure vital war materiel and alleged involvement in kidnapping refugees, much to the delight of local leaders and residents in Kikezi.
Abel Bizimana, Chairman of the Fifth Committee of Kisoro District, expressed his gratitude to President Museveni for recognizing General Kaihura’s contribution to Uganda’s liberation and development in an exclusive interview with this reporter. Bizimana called the charges politically motivated and called for General Kaihura’s redeployment following his innocence.
“The people of the Kisoro region have been eagerly awaiting this moment. The charges against Kaihura were motivated by personal interests, but now our hero can retire with honor for the country he fought for. We, Bafoumbila, implore General Museveni redeployed our personnel,” Bizimana said enthusiastically.
Bizimana highlighted General Kaihura’s commitment to education, revealing that the former police chief had provided financial support to hundreds of students in Kisoro during his tenure. He hopes that with Kayihura’s redress, students will be able to return to their studies.
Bizimana also thanked the general. Thanks to Muhoozi Kainerugaba for his support in arguing for the dismissal of the charges against Kayihura.
“We thank General Muhuzi Kenerugaba for working with the people of the Kisoro district to ensure the freedom of Kaihula. Our loyalty to him is unwavering,” he added.
LC 5 MP Martin Hakizimana of Muramba County, Kisoro District, described Kaihura as the pride of Kisoro, noting that his acquittal means the district can again shine on the national stage. “Kaihura is the embodiment of the Kisoro district of Uganda. Our joy knows no bounds with his acquittal and Kisoro regaining his place on the world map,” lamented Hakizmana.
Nelson Nshangabasheija Baba, chairman of LC 5 in Kabale district, also praised the general. Muhoozi Kainerugaba credits him with being the impetus for the charges to be dropped. “News from General. The release of Kale Kayihura is to be celebrated. The promise of General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been shown. Praise be to God,” Nshangabasheija said.
Nchangabaseja further expressed his gratitude to President Museveni, recognizing his parental role, attentive listening and understanding of Kajhura’s contribution to the country.
Nchangabaseja also called Kaihura a loyal backbone of the NRM party and asked President Museveni to deploy him.
General Kale Kayihura was born in the Kisoro region and played a key role in the revolutionary movement that brought President Museveni to power in 1986.
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