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Kayihura Breaks Silence on Aide Murunga Saga

Gen Kayihura apologized for his men's behavior

The Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura has spoken out on his former aide who recently faced the Lands Commission of Inquiry over land evictions.

Ambrose Murunga, a Kenyan who had appeared before the commission to answer charges of evicting people from land was asked whether he worked as Gen. Kayihura’s ADC.

Murunga said he had never worked as an aide of the police boss.

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When quizzed about the matter, Gen. Kayihura said Murunga had been recommended to him to help in the investigations department and also the public relations department.

“He was a Kenyan journalist, detective and criminal lawyer whom we thought could help us,” Kayihura told the commission.

He told the commission that after Murunga’s contract expired, it was never renewed.

The commission told the police boss that Murunga evicted people in Luwero District claiming to be working for police.

The IGP also heard that Murunga ordered the arrest of people before being detained at police.

“He is no longer working with police and doesn’t carry out any police operations,” Kayihura said.

“I will investigate this and action will be taken.”

Murunga, a holder of Kenyan passport was recently arrested by the commission for reportedly acting illegally to evict a number of people from various villages in Uganda.

In his defence, Murunga denied the accusations, saying he has never evicted anyone from the land he bought.

He said he was a victim of fraudsters who connived with Lands Ministry officials to defraud him by forging titles of the land he had already bought.

Murunga also defended his nationality, saying he was born to a Ugandan mother at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

His father is a Kenyan.

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