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Museveni orders Police clean up

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd December 2008 03:00 AM

THE Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, has been ordered to clean up the Police force of officers who do not support the Government’s policies.

THE Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, has been ordered to clean up the Police force of officers who do not support the Government’s policies.

By Henry Mukasa
and Gladys Kajura

THE Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, has been ordered to clean up the Police force of officers who do not support the Government’s policies.

President Yoweri Museveni said even the British colonial government police understood the policies of their country, which was why they arrested Omukama Kabalega of Bunyoro in defence of imperialism.

The President commended Kayihura for trying to liberate the Police from the vice.

“You cannot say that I am a policeman… just there neutral! You can be neutral as far as internal partisan politics is concerned. But you cannot be neutral between colonialism and independence or African unity and sectarianism.

“Suppose they took you to South Africa under apartheid, would you work there? You must support national interests,” he said.
Museveni was speaking at the commissioning of 465 cadets at Kabalye Police Training School in Masindi yesterday.

He also observed that there was zero tolerance to crime in the army, adding that the Police had failed to implement the same policy.

Citing crimes like rape, defilement and murder that were punished by execution in the army, he told Kayihura to clean the Police.

On ranking the Police as the most corrupt institution, Museveni asked the Police to propose legislation that should be amended to increase their efficiency.

Kayihura criticised the Inspector General of Government (IGG) for ranking the Police as the most corrupt.
He said the accuracy of the IGG’s report was questionable.

He, however, admitted that corruption had not been wholly eliminated from the force. He cited the land office as the most corrupt.

State minister for internal affairs, Matia Kasaija criticised MPs who alleged that the cadets were hand-picked in a biased recruitment.

“When you tasked us to recruit these people, I was given a terrible headache in Parliament. They said we were creating a tribal force,” Kasaija told Museveni.

The cadets started training in September 2007. A total of 425 are Ugandans, 13 are South Sudanese, while 27 are Somali.

Museveni orders Police clean up

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