Ms Angella Kayihura, the wife of the embattled former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura has disowned City lawyers, Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng.
In her statement issued on Monday afternoon, Angella, says no member of Gen Kayihura’s family has met, talked to or even gave instructions to the two lawyers to represent the former police chief in court.
“This is to inform the general public that neither General Kale Kayihura nor any member of his family has met, talked to or instructed Mr. Evans Ochieng or Mr. Caleb Alaka or their law firms to represent Gen Kale Kayihura as alleged in the media,” the statement reads.
Adding that, “Gen Kayihura’s and our own lawyers are M/s Kampala Associated Advocates. To date, neither Gen Kayihura nor any member of his family has instructed any lawyer to file any application in any court for any purpose. Statements to that effect are false.”
Kampala Associated Advocates confirmed the authenticity of the statement. The statement follows claims by Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng’s claim that they have been denied access to their client, Kale Kayihura. Alaka said on Sunday that they would be filling a habeas corpus application in court to compel to produce the general in court.
A habeas corpus application is made in court seeking orders to compel authorities to present a suspect in court who is deemed to be unfairly detained. Gen Kayihura was picked up by the military from his country home in Kashagama in Lyantonde District on Wednesday last week. He was airlifted to the army headquarters in Mbuya for questioning.
He was later taken to Makindye Military Barracks where he is locked up. Both Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng said that they had tried to access Kayihura on Friday and Saturday but they were turned away. They accused the military of denying them access to their client.