President, Yoweri Museveni has opened up on the arrest and subsequent detention of General Kale Kayihura, the former Inspector General of Police.
The army airlifted Kayihura from his country home in Kasagama in Lyantonde district about two weeks ago and locked him up at Makindye Military barracks.
There has been speculation about the reasons for his arrest together with several senior police officers with some attributing it to their involvement in the murder of the former police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, organised crime, espionage and illegal extradition of Rwandan refugees.
On Wednesday, President, Yoweri Museveni reportedly told members of parliament in a closed security meeting in the conference hall at the Office of the Prime Minister that the former IGP overstepped his mandate and undermined police structures.
Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, the Obongi county MP who attended the meeting quotes Museveni, saying that Kayihura made a mistake of working and becoming like the population.
According to the source, Museveni called in the new Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and the Director Criminal Investigations Directorate, Grace Akullo to assure the MPs on security and explain what has happened so far. Ochola reportedly explained to the MPs were the problem has been and how they are dealing with it. The meeting which started on Wednesday midmorning ended at 7:30 pm in the evening.