Kayihura charged afresh with Muhangi, Col Nduhura

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Herbert Muhangi, Nickson Agasirwe, Col. Nduhura Atwooki in court [NTV photo]

Former Police Chief Kale Kayihura has Tuesday been charged afresh in absentia at General Court Martial after state amended the charge sheet to include other police officers.

They include former Flying Squad boss Herbert Muhangi, Director Crime Intelligence, Col. Ndahura Atwooki and ASP Nickson Agasirwe, among others.

Six police officers including Muhangi, Agasirwe, Col Nduhura appeared before the Makindye based army court on similar charges of failure to protect war materials.

They are all jointly charged with former IGP Kayihura. Agasirwe is already in prison for kidnapping Lt Joel Mutabazi, a former bodyguard to Rwandan president, Paul Kagame and illegally repatriating Rwandan refugees.

Muhangi and Nduhura, arrested afterwards, were today charged for failure to protect war materials, aiding and abetting kidnaps in Uganda.

General Court Martial Chaired by Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti amended the charge sheet and put them in the same group with Kayihura who is out on bail.

On Monday, security operatives blocked journalists from covering Kayihura as he reported to court to honour one of his monthly bail terms.

According to Daily Monitor, Kayihura arrived at the Makindye-based court at about 10am and was aided by the security officials to pass through the rear gate that is usually used by the judges instead of the main gate which is used by the general public.

He arrived at the court in a Ministry of Defence vehicle with an escort car.

One photo journalist who tried to stealthily photograph Kayihura was manhandled and forced to erase the pictures he had shot by the security operatives at the court.

He faces two offences of failure to protect war materials while he was the IGP, some of which ended up in the hands of a notorious Boda Boda 2010 gang that was headed by jailed Abdullah Kitatta.

He is also accused of aiding the kidnap of Rwandans from Uganda to Rwanda.

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