High Court Civil Division has set August 21, 2018 to hear the case where former police chief Kale Kayihura is accused of illegal detention by Grace Bukenya alias BK, a suspect in the murder of former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
Bukenya is amongst the suspects who were charged after the March 17, 2017 shooting of AIGP Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver, Godfrey Mambewa in Kulambiro, Kampala.
While appearing before Justice Henrietta Wolayo of the High Court Civil Division, the State Attorney Jane Francis Nanfuma and BK’s lawyer Stella Nakamya told court that they needed time for each side to prepare its witnesses and evidence so as to start hearing of the case.
The application was filed in late December 2017 by Human Rights Lawyer Laudislaus Rwakafuuzi demanding for a payment of 250 million Shillings and an apology for his client from the Inspector General of Police for illegal detention and trial.
Rwakafuuzi told court that Bukenya was alleged to have been the leader of a gang that masterminded attacks in Masaka, Kampala and Wakiso districts.
He was arrested, paraded before the media on April 23, 2017 and sent to Nalufenya Detention Facility in Jinja district.
BK was later charged alongside 19 others with the murder of Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver, Godfrey Mambewa.
Bukenya spent three months in Nalufenya prior to his release late last year.