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Why Kayihura Restructured Police Spy Body

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Officials said the restructuring is aimed at boosting efficiency within the force and rechanneling efforts from hunting down criminals to early detection of crime.


Uganda continues to struggle with rampant murders, armed robberies and high-level corruption cases in which billions of shillings of public funds are swindled by government officials.


Speaking to 464 students undergoing various professional and academic courses at the National Police College (NPC) in Rwanda recently, Kayihura said Police schools on the continent should orient their students towards addressing causes of crime to ensure that forces shift from dealing with the consequences to prevention.


“Terrorism, violent demonstrations, cybercrime and corruption are affecting safety of our countries and development in general. Police forces should therefore be informed, organized and equipped to prevent such threats rather than dealing with the consequences,” Gen. Kayihura said.


He noted that criminal violence and increased urban mass protests have also put to test the current policing architecture, which requires review of tactics.


“If we sleep, we will find ourselves swallowed by bad groups who hide behind curtains of the so called peaceful protests that eventually turn violent. Effective policing must go beyond fighting crime by actively participating in solving problems, the root cause of crime” he observed.

Chelimo will now head the Police Women’s Affairs Division.


Charles Kataratambi, who has been commanding the Police Flying Squad that has in recent months dealt a huge blow to armed robbers, will replace Chelimo.

Kataratambi is credited for having led operations in February that saw the capture of hardcore squads of armed gangsters that have terrorising the nation.


The long-serving Aviation Security boss, Herman Owomugisha leaves his station at Entebbe to take over the Flying Squad.

Norman Musinga will shift from Production and Welfare to head operations of transport.

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