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Ugandan President scoffs at USA for sanctioning former police general

Ugandan President scoffs at USA for sanctioning former police general


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has bashed the United States’ sanctions against former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura. The President commented that visiting the USA is not as important as the opposition politicians in the country make it to be.

In a statement released by the President, he says “Africa needs those parts of the World and they need Africa”.

“What would be disappointing is to hear that Kale had investments in the USA that his children go to see. That would be treason. Investments in the USA when Uganda needs investments? I do not have and will never have a single investment outside Uganda,” added Museveni.

The U.S. Treasury has frozen all assets in the United States owned by the former inspector general of Ugandan police, Kale Kayihura, accusing him of engaging in serious human rights abuses in the East African nation.

Kayihura, who served in that post from 2005 to March 2018 when he was sacked by President Yoweri Museveni, has also been banned from traveling to the United States. Uganda is one of the key allies of the United States in the region.

“The U.S. government is committed to leveraging our human rights and corruption authorities to target, disrupt, and counter those who engage in abuse and corruption around the world,” Sigal Mandelker, Treasury Under Secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence said.

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