By Milton Olupot & A G Musamali
THE government has written to the Queen of England and to the Scotland Yard, requesting for a copy of the Kayiira murder report.
Uganda Freedom Movement leader Dr. Andrew Lutakoome Kayiira was gunned down in 1987.
The government also asked Scotland Yard to assist in the investigations. The report given to the government had gone missing.
Internal affairs minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said the Uganda Police had written to Scotland Yard to provide a copy of the report.
â€œThe government has written to Her Majesty the Queen to reinforce the request to Scotland Yard. We would expect them to respond positively and act immediately,â€ Rugunda told The New Vision yesterday.
The unresolved murder recently sparked off controversy when the Democratic Party accused the government of refusing to make the report public, suggesting that it had a hand in the murder.
They gave the government an ultimatum to release the report.
But the Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, said the report had gone missing from the internal affairs ministry.
According to Rugunda, the government had no reason to hide the report and promised it would be made public when it is availed.
He said he could not confirm whether the report, serialised by the Uganda Confidential newsletter in 1997 and run by The Daily Monitor, was a true reflection of the real report.