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UPC appreciates Kayihura, welcomes Ochola

By Faith Amongin

Added 8th March 2018 12:35 PM

The party said much as Kayihura had his weaknesses, he made major milestones in the Force and, therefore, deserves to be appreciated.

UPC appreciates Kayihura, welcomes Ochola

The party said much as Kayihura had his weaknesses, he made major milestones in the Force and, therefore, deserves to be appreciated.

PIC: Uganda People's Congress (UPC) spokesperson Micheal Osinde addressing the media during the UPC weekly press briefing at their headquarters Kampala on  March 7, 2018. (Credit: Godiver Asege)

LAW AND ORDER

 
KAMPALA - The Uganda People's Congress (UPC) has urged Ugandans to cease the excitement over the sacking of Gen. Kale Kayihura as Inspector General of Police (IGP).
 
The party said much as Kayihura had his weaknesses, he made major milestones in the Force and, therefore, deserves to be appreciated.
 
"There Police was able to establish the Force's headquarters in Naguru, Kampala under Kayihura's tenure. Also, he was able to create a number of Police posts to bring services closer to the people," Michael Osinde, the party spokesperson, said.
 
Osinde, however, said Kayihura failed to rein in on the crime preventers, who on several occasions committed crimes and took the law into their hands.
 
He made the remarks on Wednesday during an interview with New Vision after the weekly press briefing at the party headquarters in Kampala.
 
Osinde also welcomed the new team - Martin Okoth Ochola the new IGP and his deputy Sabiiti Muzeyi and urged them to realign the entire Police structure.

He called on Ugandans to give them a chance to prove their worth other than making hasty conclusions.
 
This call comes amid criticisms from a section of politicians, who argue that the appointment of Muzeyi, the former Military Police Commander, is intended to militarise the Police.
 
"As UPC, we pray that Ochola sticks to the mandate of Police, which is keeping law and order and protecting citizens. He should also ensure that Police wins back the trust of the citizens," Osinde added.
 

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