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MPs approve Gen Kayihura IGP

By Henry Sekanjako

Added 9th May 2017 11:22 AM

President Yoweri Museveni renewed Kayihura’s tenure as police chief.

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President Yoweri Museveni renewed Kayihura’s tenure as police chief.

IGP Gen Kale Kayihura speaks to reporters at Parliament. PHOTO/Miriam Namutebi

MPs have approved the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, to serve another term.

The House appointments committee chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga interviewed Kayihura and voted in favour of renewing his contract, a source that attended a closed door exercise said.

President Yoweri Museveni renewed Kayihura’s tenure as police chief.

Gen Kayihura enters the appointments committee. PHOTO/Miriam Namutebi

Kayihura has been police chief since 2005 after taking over from Gen. Katumba Wamala which makes him Uganda’s longest serving police chief.

However, a wave of criminal activities in different parts of the country has put Kayihura on the spot as police struggle to keep crime in check.

Disquiet about increasing levels of crime recently reached a crescendo following the grisly murder of Assistant Inspector of Police, Felix Kaweesi, in broad day light by gun wielding assailants riding on motor cycles.

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