In his words he said the police must be cleaned UPDF/military commandos in conjunction with the special forces command they are doing a great job..!
Ugandan military forces have arrested several police commanders in what officials say will be a “sustained purge” and “massive clean-up” of suspected wrong elements in the law enforcement body and other security organs.
Former Police Flying Squad Commander, ACP Herbert Muhangi and Cyber Crimes Unit head, Richard Ndaboine were on Tuesday arrested and detained at an unknown area.
It’s understood the military were by last night planning to arrest former Kampala Metropolitan Police commander and current Tourism Police chief, Frank Mwesigwa.
Also on the list of the targeted officers are former Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraje Bakaleke and a one Nkeija.
“What we are seeing are mass arrests. And many more will be arrested. This is just a tip of an iceberg,” said a senior official briefed on the ongoing operation.
The clampdown, it is understood, follows increased insecurity in Uganda characterized by kidnaps, murders and acts of terrorism.
Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother were recently gunned down in Wakiso under mysterious circumstances, stoking tension in the country.
President Museveni vowed a firm response.
The unfolding developments also come against the backdrop of the airlifting of former Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura from his farmhouse in Lyantonde on Wednesday.
Kayihura today met with Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi among other senior officers in charge of intelligence and counter terrorism.
Several military personnel have cordoned off Gen Kayihura’s residence in Muyenga for unknown reasons.
CIID DIRECTOR GRACE AKULLO IS THOUGHT TO BE PREPARING THE FILES WITH THE OFFICERS EXPECTED IN COURT LATER THIS WEEK.
Kayihura has so far spent about 5 hours at the Ministry of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs, raising fears of possible grilling. His fate remains unclear.
The usual practice is that serving Generals are managed properly in such circumstances.
Multiple officials said Gen Kayihura could be returned to his residence in Muyenga where security would keep an eye on him. Alternatively, he would be taken to the Officers’ Mess in Kololo.