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Amama, Kayihura redeployed

by Odongo Christopher

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who also doubles as the Commander In Chief of the armed forces has re-deployed the troubled former Inspector General of Police Gen.Kale Kayihura after two years on katebe, spyreports has exclusively established.

Reliable security sources revealed to us that the Kayihura’s re-deployment was agreed in the recent security meeting that was held at President Museveni’s County home in Rwakitura Kiruhura District, western Uganda.

Sources say the meeting was attended by top security chiefs including Gen.Kayihura. Insiders in security added that President Museveni accepted to redeploy Gen.Kayihura despite having cases in the General Military Court Martial.

Insiders in Security say President Museveni re-deployed Gen.Kayihura in president’s office in the department of welfare. “Wind up what you are doing, you will resume office in January,” a security source quoted the President telling Gen.Kayihura adding that Kayihura later stood up gave a strong salute with a deep smile on his face.

Two months ago, Government spokesperson Ofono Opondo visited the troubled Gen.Kayihura on his farm at his home in Kashagama in Lyantonde District and their pictures circulated to social media. “it is most likely that Ofono Oponda had known about Gen Kayihura’s deployment and was delivering him good news,” a security source from Presidents office told us.

Sources added that other people on the list of bouncing back after or before 2021 elections include John Patrick Amama Mbabazi the former Prime Minister, Secretary General of NRM and security Minister,Gen David Sejusa for intelligence Chief, Henry Tumukunde former security Minister, Jim Muhwezi for Member of Parliament for Rujumbura in Rukungiri District among others.


Gen Kale Kayihura came into lime light in 2005 after he was appointed Inspector General of Police replacing Gen.Edward Katumba Wamala. He was at the rank of Maj. General, which is the third highest rank in UPDF.

Gen.Kayihura is considered as the long serving Inspector General of Police in the History of Uganda. During his early regime in office, he was liked and praised by President Museveni and made him so popular and strong among other security chiefs. He used to assign him sensitive roles in government and security.

Gen Kayihura faced a lot of challenges in Kampala during his term of office like Buganda riot in 2009 when the Kabaka of Buganda was denied to visit Kayunga. More riots emerged in Kampala where people lost their lives and properties worth billions of shilling were destroyed. He also faced a challenge of walk to work which was full of demonstration among other riots. Besides all the Challenges, Gen Kayihura played a very big role in 2011 and 2016 General elections.

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