Two aggrieved Citizens have dragged the Attorney General to Court seeking declarations that the continued detention of Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura at Makindye Military Barracks without formally taking him to Court, is unlawful.
Issa Ogomba an Advocate and Sarah Rukundo a Student at Uganda Christian University, claim that they have no relationship with General Kayihura’s family, but as fellow Citizens of Uganda they have a duty to enforce each other’s rights.
It’s for this reason that they have filed a suit in the Kampala High court, for express orders that either the Army unconditionally releases Gen. Kayihura from illegal detention, or produces him before Court since the mandatory 48hrs have already lapsed.
Ogomba and Rukundo claim that close to 2 month’s detention is an abuse of Gen. Kayihura’s rights and liberty including the right to a fair and speedy trial that is enshrined within our Constitution.
Gen Kayihura was arrested on 13th June 2018 from his home at Kashagama in Lyatonde District, and has been in detention at Makindye Military Barracks with no formal charges being preferred against him.
This is not the first time Gen. Kayihura’s detetion without trial is worrying Citizens, just last month, an Elderly Delegation from Kisoro District; which is Gen. Kayihura’s place of origin petitioned President Museveni over the same.