Former IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura Abandons Goat Farming, Starts Working As Lawyer To Survive Poverty

Former IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura Abandons Goat Farming, Starts Working As Lawyer To Survive Poverty

By Ivan Mwine

Gen. Kale Kayihura, the former Inspector General of Police (IGP), who has been on ‘Katebe’( redundant) for several  years ever since he was knifed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is now a practicing lawyer.

Although it is not yet clear whether he is attached to particular law firm or just a private attorney, pictures of Gen. Kayihura dressed as a lawyer have been circulating on social media since Friday.

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It should be noted that Gen. Kayihura is a law graduate from Makerere University, has a diploma from the Law Development Centre and a Masters of Law from London School of Economics.

He is among some  of the lawyers that the Law Development Centre (LDC) last year denied licenses to practice as lawyers after they didn’t pass the bar course.

However, later in November, the Uganda Law Council  approved him to practice as a lawyer.

Former IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura is nowadays a lawyer

Gen. Kayihura is among the 21 applicants that applied to the Council and were found eligible for enrollment after they were approved during the Law Council meeting held on 10th November 2021.

The Uganda Law Council is established by Section 2 of the Advocates Act Chapter 267(as amended by Act 27 of 2002) as the overall Regulatory body of the Legal Profession in Uganda.

The Council consists of; A Judge, appointed by the Attorney General after consultation with the Chief Justice, who is the chairperson of the Council, The Solicitor General or his or her representative, The President of the Uganda Law Society; The Director of the Law Development Centre.

Kayihura served as the IGP from 2005 until March 5th, 2018 when he was succeeded by Martin Okoth Ochola.

Gen. Kale Kayihura with Ofwono Opondo at his goat farm

Since he was knifed in 2018 Kayihura, who was detained for several months shortly after his replacement,  has not been appointed to any other government  office.

After being redundant for a long time, Kayihura resorted to rearing goats at his farm in Kisoro District so as to make ends meet.

Kayihura was born in Kisoro District, Western Uganda, on 26 December 1955.

He is the son of Johnson Komuluyange Kalekezi, one of the Ugandans who fought for the African Great Lakes nation’s independence, which occurred on 9 October 1962.

His father died in an aeroplane crash in Kiev, Ukraine on 17 August 1960, when Kale Kayihura was only four years old.

His mother is Catherine Mukarwamo, first-born child of Nyamihana, a former chief of Nyakabande Village.

 Nyamihana was also the father of Justice Joseph Mulenga Nyamihana, who served as President of the East African Court of Justice and died on 29 August 2012.

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