The Attorney General has been dragged to court by two citizens of Uganda over the continued detention of former Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura.
Sarah Rukondo, a Uganda Christian University student and Issa Ogomba, a lawyer wants the court to declare as illegal and unlawful the continued dentition without trial of the former police chief.
The two further claims in their petition that they are not related to former police chief and have not been instructed by him to file the suit on his behalf but are acting as concerned citizens of Uganda who respect rule of law and have a duty to protect the constitution.
They filed the petition at Kampala High Court. They are asking court to compel the military to either release Kayihura unconditionally or formerly charge him in court of law since he has been held for more than 50 days from the time of his arrests.
They also urged that the illegal detention tantamount to abuse of Kayihura’s rights which is enshrined in the constitutions. They further states that every citizen has the constitutional rights to given speedy, fair and transparent hearing in accordance to law of the land, a right which Kayihura has been denied.
We reported in our article of yesterday that government have failed to get substantial evidence against Kayihura after the key voice recording which was to be used to pin him was found to be fake and wanting.
Check the story here; Army to release Kayihura as investigation fails to get evidences against him.
Kayihura previously blocked his lawyers from petitioning high court saying he is not under pressure to come out of jail.
He told his relatives and friends that he is innocent and would win the case when finally charged in court of law.
He has been in detention since he picked by Military from his country home of Lyantonde on allegation of having hand in assassination of former AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.