Jubilation in Kisoro as Former IGP Gen Kayihura, Acquitted of Charges


KISORO – Excitement is sweeping through the streets of Kisoro as jubilant cheers resonate following the stunning news of the former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura’s acquittal by the General Court Martial in Kampala.

Once burdened with charges related to the alleged failure to safeguard war materials and accusations of involvement in aiding and abetting the kidnapping of Rwandese refugees, Gen Kayihura emerged today as a free man. The General Court Martial chairman, Brig Gen Freeman Mugabe, delivered the watershed moment by formally dropping all charges against him, declaring him unshackled by legal constraints.

This unexpected turn of events has unleashed a tide of joy and gratitude in Kisoro District. Grateful hearts extend their praises to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the esteemed Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, for orchestrating Gen. Kayihura’s acquittal and subsequent retirement.

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Hakizimana Martin, the Kisoro District Secretary for social services, attests that the people of Kisoro now wear smiles etched with relief. According to Hakizimana, the liberation of Gen Kayihura signifies the fulfillment of countless fervent prayers.

Hakiziamana emphasizes that their unwavering faith in President Museveni and Gen Kainerugaba has been rewarded, echoing the sentiment that Gen Kayihura’s freedom is a well-deserved outcome for his devoted service to the armed forces.


Abel Bizimana, the LC5 Chairman of Kisoro District, echoes the prevailing sentiment that Gen Kayihura’s acquittal resonates as a triumphant declaration of innocence. Bizimana acknowledges the patience displayed by the people of Kisoro as they steadfastly awaited the court’s pivotal decision to absolve Gen. Kayihura from the charges that had hung over him.

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Adding to the historic day’s significance, Gen Kayihura, now aged 67, along with ten other distinguished UPDF Generals, is slated to bid adieu to active service in the Ugandan army, a transition that awaits them tomorrow.

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