Kayihura condemns killing of police officers by Congo soldiers

Inspector General of Police General Gen. Kale Kayihura has condemned killing of four Uganda police officers by Congolese soldiers on Saturday.

IGP Kale Kayihura
IGP Kale Kayihura

According to police reports, Sgt .Faruk Waiswa, CPL. Biral Opara, PC Moses Ocen and PC Bernard Isingoma were shot dead while on an official patrol on Lake Albert within the territorial sphere of Uganda in Kitebere-Kibale district

In a statement issued yesterday, Kayihura said government of Uganda has sent a protest note to the government of the Democratic republic of Congo.

“We condemn the killings and have sent our protest note to the Government of DR. Congo demanding for a detailed report explaining the circumstances under which the incident took place. We also want the FARDC officers involved in killing Ugandan police officers to be brought to justice and an appropriate compensation be given to the affected families,” Kayihura said.

He further noted; “The DRC soldiers after killing took the bodies of the four comrades to the DR Congo side and also confiscated the Uganda Police Force speed boat and their guns.”

He noted that government demands immediate repatriation of the bodies, equipment and all the personal belongings of the affected.

“We urge the government of DR Congo to refrain from further using unnecessary force and other actions to injure the cordial relationships of the two countries. A repeat of the same will compel the government of Uganda to take self-defense measures to protect its citizens,” he further noted.