The United States government has banned former Inspector General of Police, together with all members of his family from entry into the country for allegedly engaging in corruption and gross violation of human rights.
In a statement by the secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign officials have been involved in significant corruption or a gross violation of human rights, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.
“The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their immediate family members. In addition to the public designation of Kale Kayihura, the Department is also publicly designating his spouse, Angela Umurisa Gabuka, his daughter, Tesi Uwibambe, and his son, Kale Rudahigwa,” the statement reads in part.
Pompeo argues that his Department has credible information that Kayihura was involved in torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, through command responsibility of the Flying Squad, a specialized unit of the Uganda Police Force that reported directly to Kayihura.
“These actions against Kale Kayihura underscore our concern with human rights violations and abuses in Uganda, as well as our support for accountability for those who engage in such violations and abuses. We call on the Ugandan government to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly,” the statement continues.
The former police boss has also been sanctioned by the Treasury Department of the United States.
This treasury ban means that General Kale Kayihura’s US property amounting to billions of Uganda shillings, have been confiscated by the US government, and he is also be banned from entering the united states.
However on hearing the news, that he has been banned, Kayihura immediately was advised by his close ally to change the destination.
According to sources who preferred anonymity Kayihura had long been planning to escape the wrath of his former Boss Yoweri Kaguta and run to the US seeking asylum.