KAMPALA: The General Court Martial sitting in Makindye has released on bail, former IGP Gen Edward Kale Kayihura.
Gen Kayihura who has been in detention since his arrest and detention on June 13 has been told by the court to restrict his movements within Wakiso and Kampala districts.
Former CMI chief Maj Gen James Mugira and the Deputy Commander of the UPDF Land Forces Maj Gen David Kavuma are among the people that stood surety for the former IGP.
Through his lawyers led by Peter Kabatsi, the former police chief applied for bail on condition that he is a fully qualified lawyer and before the charges he is facing, he had never appeared before any court anywhere in this country or in the world.
The lawyers also argued that Gen Kayihura’s health condition should be considered because “according to his medical report, needs to go for further diagnosis and possible medication that cannot be done within the confines of his detention.
The former Police Chief was arrested in June from his Country home in Kashagama, Lyantonde District and was flown to Kampala in a military chopper. He then met the CDF, Gen David Muhoozi before he was sent to Makindye.
Gen Kayihura is charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping by commission or omission, repatriating Rwandan exiles and refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda.
He is also accused of failing to protect war material by issuing arms to unauthorised persons including Boda Boda 2010 members led by jailed Abdallah Kitatta.
Gen Kayihura, according to the charge sheet also failed to provide accountability for arms and ammunition in the various Police units including the Flying Squad Unit, Witness Protection Unit and Crime Intelligence Directorate.