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4 sentenced over plotting to kill then police boss Gen Kayihura in 2016

Then IGP Gen Kale Kayihura

Then IGP Gen Kale Kayihura

The High court has sentenced four people to serve eight years in jail for plotting to kill former Inspector General of Police Edward Kale Kayihura and Namayingo district police commander Maj Francis Okumu. 

Sadam Okuku Umalu, Colline Osinya, Joseph Ojambo, and Abudala Lwanga were sentenced yesterday Friday by justice Dr Andrew Bashaija following a plea bargain agreement between the suspects and chief state attorney Joseph Kyomuhendo.

Court heard that, between May and June 2016, two AK-47 rifles with 60 rounds of live ammunition were stolen by the convicts from Nakudi police post in Namayingo district.

After a gunshot was heard at a resident's home in Sirowa Village in Namayingo, the police conducted an operation that led to the arrest of Okuku and his accomplices.

Court further heard that, upon interrogation, they confessed to stealing the guns to rob people and to kill those who were allegedly disturbing the Muslims of the Tabliq sect or frustrating their mission, including the then IGP Kayihura, DPC Okumu DPC, and the RDC.

They also confessed to stealing a gun from a policeman in 2015 and using it in several failed and successful robberies. The judge endorsed their agreement and sentenced the accused persons to eight years on each count to run concurrently.

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0 #1 Musa Apuuli 2024-04-15 09:21
To some disillusioned individuals in Africa, lives of others don't matter until their own life is under threat, then they realize that it is futile to occasion suffering on fellow countrymen and women...
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+1 #2 Asekereza james 2024-04-16 10:08
Quoting Musa Apuuli:
To some disillusioned individuals in Africa, lives of others don't matter until their own life is under threat, then they realize that it is futile to occasion suffering on fellow countrymen and women...


Mr Kanyaihura forgot during his super -powerful days that a day comes for all men when you need the very people you are tormenting to save you.. Is he now so weak and he is pleading for mercy !

A wise leader works within the law so that after retiring, they enjoy their retirement-- ask HE Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Pres. Obama, Chanc. Angella Markel...and a host of others.
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