Gen Kale Kayihura, the former Inspector General of Police, Saturday embarked on a 21-kilometer marathon to mark Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s 48th birthday.
While Ugandans living in Kampala city were engaged in a marathon that started from Kololo airstrip, Kayihura also gathered his community at his farm in Kashagama Lyantonde District.
Activities to celebrate UPDF Land Forces Commander’s birthday are ongoing in other parts of the country with Bushenyi being the most active one.
In Bushenyi district, Muhoozi’s supporters gathered Friday night in Ishaka town and partied all night long ahead of the Saturday celebrations.
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In Kashagama, Kayihura who was escorted by his bodyguards took to the road chanting “songa mbele”.
They ran from Katebe hill in Lyantonde to Nyabitanga in Ssembabule up to Kinoni in Kiruhura District.
Kayihura said the run was in honour of Muhoozi for the “patriotic he is doing for Uganda and Africa”.
Muhoozi has been quoted before saying Kayihura was one of his mentors who inspired him to join the army.
“Gen K Kayihura was one of those special cadres in the early 1990s who inspired us to serve our nation. Others were late Generals Mayombo and Kazini,” Lt Gen Muhoozi said in a tweet in December last year.
Muhoozi went on to plead with his father Gen Yoweri Museveni to forgive Kayihura for his mistakes.
“If he made mistakes, let us use revolutionary methods of work to rectify them. I request the CIC to forgive and rehabilitate him,” he added.
Kayihura served as the police chief from 2005 until 5 March 2018.
He was sacked, arrested, and later replaced by Martin Okoth Ochola.