Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura on Easter Sunday visited his lawyer Jet Tumwebaze of Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA).
Kayihura was accompanied by his wife Angella Kayihura.
The couple donated two heifers to Jet at his home in Sembabule district.
Jet is remembered for representing Kayihura in the Court Martial for failing to protect war materials.
He also addressed media on the health and cases raised again the General.
Kayihura, a lawyer, military General, farmer and former policeman, was the Inspector General of Police of the Uganda Police Force, the highest rank in that branch of Uganda’s government, from 2005 until 5 March 2018.
Kale Kayihura is largely perceived (amongst Uganda’s political circles and a large section of the population) as working for and promoting Museveni’s personal interests through squashing of Museveni’s political opponents.
During the 2016 general elections, he was behind the implementation of the controversial Public Order Management Act (POMA) which largely targeted opposition politicians and their rights to assemble.
He has, in most cases appeared to be ruthless while dealing with opposition political protests.
Kayihura infamously admitted before the media that he had sanctioned the beatings of supporters of Dr. Kizza Besigye, a leading opposition figure and four-time presidential candidate in Uganda.
However, he later backtracked on his earlier statements due to public pressure and promised that the culprits (who had participated in the beatings) would face disciplinary action.
A team of private lawyers also separately filed a criminal case against Kale Kayihura and other senior commanders for their involvement in the July 2016 beatings.
Criminal summonses were issued by the magistrate court for the IGP and seven other senior officers to appear in court to answer charges of torture but none of them showed up in court.
These proceedings were later halted by the controversial Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma.
On 13 June 2018, Kayihura was arrested on suspicion of killing police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi in March 2017.
Kale Kayihura appeared at the military court in Kampala, Uganda, on 24 August 2018.
He was released on bail after 76 days in military custody on charges of failure to protect war materials and aiding and abetting kidnapping.