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Kayihura not happy with Gen Salim Saleh over Aine

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NOT AMUSED AT ALL: Police chief Kayihura

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura is not happy with President Yoweri Museveni’s brother Gen. Salim Saleh over the former head of Amama Mbabazi security detail Christopher Aine.

A source that preferred not to be named told this reporter that the IGP is not happy with Gen Saleh who is reluctant to hand over Aine to police for thorough investigations into his disappearance and resurrection from the dead.

Aine who went missing on December 17, 2015, after clashes in Ntungamo in which supporters of NRM and those of Mbabazi clashed with each other reappeared at Gen Saleh’s home last week, telling NTV he had been hiding in Dar el Salaam, Tanzania.

Gen Saleh is President Museveni’s young brother, who in the wake of the Ntungamo clashes warned that those behind the beating would face the law.

Mbabazi’s team have said Gen Saleh, who paraded Mr Aine, should explain how a person, who had been feared dead, disappeared into Tanzania and later resurfaced at his residence.

Yesterday, Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi, the Go Forward spokesperson, said they doubted whether Aine left the country at all.

Through his lawyers, Mbabazi filed a writ of habeas corpus, in which he sought to compel the State to produce Aine.

However, the application was dismissed a weak before he resurfaced.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga could not explain how Aine, who was regarded as one of the “most wanted persons”, sneaked out of the country and came back without being detected by security agencies.

Enanga instead praised Aine for handing himself over to government, saying: “Aine is a person with security experience and we believe he was aided to sneak out of the country. Besides, we can never have 100 per cent border detection.”

No charges against Aine

While addressing journalists on Monday, Enanga said Aine’s case in which he is accused of assaulting police officers in Jinja and beating up NRM supporters in Ntungamo, will be decided politically.

Gen Saleh’s negotiations

Although details of the negotiations are not yet known, Gen Saleh last week said he would lead the negotiations in which Aine is seeking to regain his freedom.

However, it is not yet clear what will happen to cases that have been lodged in court, especially the one in which he is accused of assaulting police officers in Jinja District last year.


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