Gov’t to Set Up Institute in Memory of Gen Kayihura’s Father


The Rwenzururu King Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma has asked the Inspector General of Police IGP Gen Kale Kayihura to withdraw the deployed police officers in the areas of Buhuhira, store Kithoma and Hima so as to reduce tension in the region.

Mumbere said his subjects are peace loving people who would not at anytime attempt to cause violence be it political or tribal in Kasese and Rwenzori region at large.

He challenged the IGP to instead come on ground, viagra meet and discuss with the people their grievances and avoid tendencies of acting on rumours to cause tension.

Mumbere made the remarks on Thursday after meeting Kayihura during a security meeting in Kasese.

Mumbere blamed the police and some state agents of tarnishing the Rwenzururu kingdom image over their selfish gains.

He strongly condemned last Friday’s attacks in Buhuhira and Hima sub counties that left six people died and six security officers severely injured.

Mumbere demanded an apology from the IGP for accusing the Rwenzururu kingdom of leading the militia group (Kirumiramuthuthima) blamed for the killings.


Kayihura recently said the militia’s roots could be traced to the Rwenzururu kingdom’s doorstep.

The Omusinga blamed police for rushing to apportion blame, shop saying NRM cadres who were opposed to the recognition of the cultural institution have been quietly fighting the monarchy.

In his response, Gen Kayihura said as government they want to build a new chapter and maintain harmony in the district as they intensify investigations.

The IGP said the recent death occurrence was uncalled for and could have been avoided if police did not attack the residents.

Kayihura however defended government on its cooperation with the Rwenzururu kingdom but noted police cannot run away from its stand that there are some bad elements within the kingdom fighting government.

Kayihura therefore appealed to Mumbere to prevail over his subjects and ask them to always settle their grievances in a peaceful manner.

In the meeting, Mumbere was accompanied by the Obusinga Prime Minister Hon. Thembo Kitsumbire and the kingdom Attorney General Thembo Godfrey Bigogo among other kingdom officials.
Following the High Court ruling issued last week by Justice Oumo Oguli staying the trial of Gen Sejusa until his miscellaneous application is disposed off; The General Court Martial has today complied with the ruling and stayed the hearing until the disposal of the main case in High court.

The General Court Martial Chairman Major Levi Karuhanga was this morning shown the order staying the proceedings from the High court by the defense counsel David Mushabe.

In response the chairman Maj Karuhanga said that his court would as requested put on hold the proceedings until the case in High Court is done.

Meanwhile, more about in the High Court ruling, stomach Gen Sejusa was advised to reapply for bail in the High Court’s Criminal Division which his lawyers have already done.

As such, Judge Advocate Lt Col Gideon Katinda today advised court not to release Gen Sejusa as earlier on prayed for by the defense counsels, noting that this would violate the High court ruling since a free man cant seek bail. Gen Sejusa was thus remanded back to Luzira Prison until 31st April 2016.”

Major Karuhanga stated that despite being ordered by a higher court to put the case on hold, the High Court ruling didn’t order for his release, but asked the complainant to seek bail in another court, which he can only do while in prison.

Earlier during the session, there was a tag of war between state prosecution and the defense side on when the High Court order should be enforced.

The lead prosecutor Col Asingura Kagoro had asked court for more time to study the ruling since defense Counsel Mushabe had just served it to them.

“This is an ambush because this ruling was signed by the judge on 15th March 2015 but counsel decided to keep it with motives known only to him,” Kagoro submitted.

However, this was objected by Counsel Mushabe saying that a court order needs no reply and state has to simply obey it.

“There is no need for the state to go to the Library to study this court order because I have never heard it anywhere.”

Unlike in the past, today Gen Sejusa after the session spoke out to his friends and relatives before boarding the Prison bus.

“They have no other option but to release me” he said, waving his hands.
After four years of waiting, rx government is finally set to roll out the construction of the John Kale Memorial Institute of Science and Technology in memory of the Late John Kale, who strongly fought for independence of African countries.

President Yoweri Museveni in 2012 during Uganda’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations, pledged to establish the institute in Kisoro in Memory of late John Kalekezi who is also father of the current Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura.

During the October 2014 Police Centenary celebrations at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Museveni said the Gen Kayihura had taken in the footsteps of his father in the fight against injustices and crime.

Robert Oceng, the Commissioner Higher Education in the Ministry of Education, revealed the latest development on Thursday during a district stakeholders meeting at the Kisoro District headquarters.

Oceng said the institute will initially be established on about 50 hectares of land of Rwivovo in Nyakabande sub-county, Kisoro district.

Government he said, has already earmarked Shs1 billion for the commencement of the project.

“Even though we need about 300 hectares of land, only 50 hectares have so far been obtained, and we shall start with that,” said the commissioner.

“This Ministry is going to work to get us more land; the project will be implemented in phase and we anticipate may take about three years.”

According to Oceng, the institute will provide standardized education especially in Science and technology, Pan-Africanism, engineering among others.

George Kwizera, the Kisoro district secretary land board assured the Ministry of Education officials that more land is readily available for the project.

He said district was ready to give out the land currently being used as a transit camp for refugees and another portion which is now a cattle market.

Arch Design Ltd, a Kampala based engineering company will next week start surveying the place where the institution will be set up.

Idah Mugenga The Kisoro district Secretary for Education said that the institute would benefit the people of Kisoro as well as those from from the neighboring countries by equipping the youths will important skills.

John Kale died in a plane crash on August 17, 1960 at Kiev, Ukraine, on his way to Moscow, in the then Soviet Union.

At the time of his death, Kale was based in Cairo, Egypt, where he served as Foreign Secretary of the Uganda National Congress (UNC), and one of the permanent secretaries of the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization.


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