Uganda’s Inspector General of Police, General Kale Kayihura has said that attempts by individuals and groups to overthrow the constitution and grab state power meant that police adapts to new methods of work and training to effectively confront those challenges.
The IGP made these remarks yesterday during a function in which 139 Police Presidential Guard Trainees including four ladies were passed out yesterday by Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, at Sera -Kasenyi Military Training School.
The trainees had spent the last ten months attending a course in VVIP protection.
“Attempts to overthrow the constitution using violent protests and riots have increased demands on police. You know what happened mostly recently in Ukraine and currently in Venezuela, attempts to destabilize Kampala. Remember the protests in the United Kingdom. The UK authorities arrested and prosecuted in one week over 3000 protestors. Courts sat day and night, ” Gen Kale said.
Present at the pass out was Col Sabiiti Muzeeyi, Deputy Commander SFC, Police Director of Human Resource Department – AIGP Balimoyo, the Commandant of the school, Lt Col Sam Lubega, Maj Charity Beinebaabo – Commandant of PPG, Directors, Officers and Men of the Police and SFC.
The gist of his message was that the demands of police had changed largely because of criminal violence with an element of terror and transnational crime.
The Inspector General of Police informed the trainees that improvement of welfare of police was being handled and that a partner had been identified to construct 10,000 accomodation units in Kampala alone eventually expanding to other urban centres. He said the Police Construction Unit was being developed.
The General explained that through SACCOs police staff and spouses would earn from income generating projects.
He re-echoed President Museveni’s Ugshs 20-million income per household-income per-annum formula.
The trainees treated their seniors to interesting demonstrations in skill and manoeuvres.