The governemt of the United Kingdom has sanctioned former police chief Gen Kale Kayihura together with others for getting involved in human rights violations and abuses.
The abuses are said to have been done between 2005 and 2018 when Gen Kayihura served as police chief in Uganda.
“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,” the statement by the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly says in part.
Cleverly said that the sanctions imposed in coordination with international partners mark the international human rights day celebrated on Saturday, December, 9.
“We must promote free and open societies worldwide. Today our sanctions go further to expose those behind the heinous violations of our most fundamental rights the account. We are committed to using every lever at our disposal to secure a future of freedom over fear,” Cleverly said.
According to the UK Foreign Secretary, as part of the sanctions, the former Inspector General of Police in Uganda will no longer be allowed to enter the UK, channel money through UK banks, and profit from their economy. This means all property he has in the UK(if any) will be seized by the UK government.