Gen Kayihura Responds To The UK Sanctions

The former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has responded to the sanctions issued by the United Kingdom government against him over alleged human rights violations.
Gen Kale Kayihura
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With accusations over alleged human rights violations by the UK government, the ex-inspector general of Police general kale kayihura gave a rejoinder by saying; “They are based on regurgitations.”

The sections stated that he will no longer be allowed to physically access the UK, receive money through UK banks and profit from their economy.

According to the  statement by the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly he noted; “While Kayihura was in charge, he oversaw multiple units responsible for human rights violations including torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment.”

In giving a rejoinder, l  general kayihura through his lawyers of  Kampala Associated Advocates decided to banish the sanctions and regarded them as baseless in fact.

In a statement by Jet Tumwebaze a partner at  Kampala Associated Advocates and addressing the issue on behalf of general kayihura, he said that,

“The allegations have no foundation both in facts and law. These sanctions by the UK are by the US. Nothing new. It is recycling old rubbish,” he remarked.

“The lawyers confirmed that when they received the news about General Kayihura ‘s UK sanctions, they had a meeting with former United States Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac,” kayihura added.

“We were later invited by the US to the embassy. We wanted to know the specifics. When we were in the meeting, they didn’t come up with specifics. The few they presented, we debunked.” 

“In fact, after the success of the case, they awarded Gen Kale an award as one of the best police officers in Africa. It is a surprise that they sanctioned him for the case they granted him an award.”

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