The Prime Minister of Uganda, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda has informed parliament that the National Security Council has been summoned to discuss the fate of former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura next week. The Prime Minister was responding to a directive by the Speaker who asked the government to inform the nation on what the government is doing about Kale’s fate.
Rugunda said said, “It is true that American Government has taken measures against General Kale Kayihura and these measures are being studied by Government and actually next week a meeting has been called of Ministers if possible for Defence, Security and Internal Affairs and Attorney General to give further examinations of this matter so that Government handles this matter from the position of knowledge.”
The National Security Council is an advisory body to the President on all matters relating to national security and other matters connected to national security. It is composed of the President who is the chairperson, the Vice President, Minister for internal affairs, Minister of Finance, Attorney General, Minister of foreign affairs, Minister for security and Minister for defence. The heads of the various security agencies sit on the council as ex-officio members.