Ngobi said he was first assigned the firearms by Siraje Bakaleke in February 2012 during his tenure as Commander of Old Kampala Police Station. He reportedly deployed him to guard Kitatta who had approached police for protection.
Among the police units, departments and persons being investigated is the former IGP Kayihura who was the lead investigator in the case at the time having sidelined the Director Criminal Investigations Grace Akullo, the directorate Forensics which managed the scene of crime and the exhibits as well as Flying Squad and the special Operations and Investigations Unit whose detectives handled the investigations.
The court presided over by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti stated that Kitatta has the capacity to interfere with the ongoing investigations and that his lawyers failed to prove that his ailment could not be treated in Prison. The same reasons were used to deny him bail at the first attempt in June.
A reliable source told URN that the directors whose contracts have yet to be renewed have expressed concern to the Police Policy and Advisory Committee PAC chaired by the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola but even this has not help.
A reliable source at the Makindye based military court told URN that Kayihura asked for permission from the Chairman, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti on Monday to travel to Nairobi for treatment, which was granted.
According to a source in the Inspectorate of Government, Bangirana together with other officers in the Directorate of Engineering and Logistics used more than Shillings 100billion to construct Natete Police Station, whose ideal price shouldnt have exceeded Shillings 10billion.
Kitattas first application was denied in June 2018 on the ground that the sureties provided were not substantial enough to compel him to appear in court and his connections in police could help him interfere with investigations.
Jackson Kwizera, a resident of Kisoro who traveled for more than eight hours to attend the court proceedings couldnt hide his joy. Kwizera, who was dancing outside the military court, told URN that he wasnt happy with the way his village mate was treated.
The report, in conclusion, found that ISOs report was a sham and all the evidence had been fabricated to pin the alleged suspects. It is after the handing over of the report that it was decided the Kayihura be tried of offences that had already been investigated by the army back when he was still IGP.
Kayihura arrived at 10:06 am in a Four Star Army Green Land cruiser accompanied by two Military Patrol Vehicles filled with bodyguards. He accessed the court building through the behind gate and entered a room filled with junior officers while waiting for the court session to start.
Often, when complainants lack the financial capability to facilitate the investigation, the case ends up being shelved or dismissed in favour of the suspect who has the money. Akullo says if detectives are not given enough money to do an investigation, not even training can deal with the issue of case mismanagement.
The former police chief hasnt appeared in court since his arrest of June 13th 2018 and subsequent detention at Makindye Military barracks. Kayihura was picked up together with several police who worked with him during his tenure as Inspector General of Police-IGP.
When asked by the Commission Lead Counsel, Ebert Byenkya to explain her involvement in the matter, Namuganza said President Museveni met the warring parties on June 11th 2018 and that he was only interested in the welfare of the Bibanja holders.
Businessman Sam Ssekindi offered the land measuring 50 by 100 feet to the police force in 2012 for the construction of a temporary police post as a short-term measure to address insecurity in the area. But the then Inspector General of Police IGP Kale Kayihura instructed the Police Construction And Engineering Department to construct a model community police station with permanent structures valued at 75 million Shillings.
Kasingye says police will only intervene and conduct meetings to deliberate on possible solutions when there are serious issues. However, the force will continue deploying patrol vehicles in black spots basing on information from the LCs.