By our reporter

The former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura has been granted bail by the Military General Court Martial.

Kayihura’s lawyers told court that their client has a constitutional right to apply for bail, has substantial sureties, he is of advanced age (62) and is the sole breadwinner for his family, has a fixed place of abode in Muyenga, Kampala so he is entitled to bail by the courts discretion.

His sureties were the Entebbe Municipality MP Rose Tukusiime, Maj. Gen. James Mugira and Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, the deputy commander of Land Forces of UPDF.

Kayihura who has been in detention at Makindye Military Barracks for over two months, was last week charged with issuance of firearms to unauthorized persons, failure to protect war materials and aiding or abetting kidnapping by commission, repatriating Rwandan exiles, refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda between 2012 and 2016.

He was arrested in June from his home in Kashagama, Lyantonde district on the directives of the UPDF chief of defence forces Gen David Muhoozi.