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Kayihura Returns on Sunday, to Clarify on Sickness Speculations

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About two weeks after Gen Kale Kayihura left the country for ‘official duties’, the Uganda Police chief, will jet in on Sunday, June 18, sources at the force’s headquarters in Naguru-Kampala have told The Tower Post.

Kayihura, the inspector general of police (IGP), was last seen in public over three weeks back, at least by press reports.

He would later miss three national events: the state of the nation address, the budget reading and Heroes’ Day celebrations.

The IGP’s absence sparked off media speculation that Kayihura had been flown for specialised treatment.

Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye would later dismiss the media reports as “fake news”,   clarifying that his boss was in Turkey for official duties and would return this week.

According to the travel arrangement, Kayihura was supposed to return on Wednesday but he didn’t fly back.

Some online media publications actually reported Kayihura had returned – they would later pull down their stories.

But sources at Naguru have now confirmed the general will return on Sunday.

On arrival and in Police’s subsequent media briefings, Kayihura is expected to address the press on his trip to Turkey as well as the state of his health – to put an end to rumours that he was flown ill.

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