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Govt tipped on reforming Police

By John Semakula

Added 10th March 2018 01:00 PM

Odwe said when the IGP overstays, he starts working for personal interests instead of serving the force

Govt tipped on reforming Police

Odwe said when the IGP overstays, he starts working for personal interests instead of serving the force

PIC: Former deputy IGP Julius Ogwe. (File photo)

POLITICS | POLICE

The former deputy Inspector General of Police, Julius Odwe, has advised the Government to go back to the recommendations of Justice Julie Sebutinde's judicial report on corruption in Police.

He said this will help find a lasting solution to the force's leadership problems.

In an exclusive interview with Saturday Vision, Odwe said the leadership problems in the force cannot be fixed unless the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is hired on a three-year contract as the report said.

The Sebutinde report recommended a three contract for the IGP for a maximum of two terms. But the recommendations were never considered that the most recent IGP, Gen. Kale Kayihura held the office for over 12 years.

Odwe noted that when the IGP overstays, he starts working for personal interests instead of serving the force.

"Justice Sebutinde recommended a maximum term of six years," he said. 

Odwe's remarks come at the wake of the replacement of Gen. Kayihura by President Yoweri Museveni.

Kayihura was replaced by his deputy Okoth Ochola.

Several commentators argue that something more needs to be done to provide a lasting solution to Police's leadership problems. Like Kayihura, many of the former IGPs were dismissed under similar circumstances.

For more details about the former IGPs and how they ended their terms, read the Saturday Vision.

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