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Gen Kayihura, MPS Clash Over Political Rallies

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He denied knowledge that police are camped near the opposition leader’s home.


“I am not aware that there are police officers around his house,” said Kayihura while appearing before the MPs in Kampala on Wednesday.


This prompted a furious response from MP Beatrice Anywar: “If the IGP has disowned the police at Dr. Besigye’s home, can we then say they are there illegally and we organise for their removal?”


Chaired by Mubende Woman MP Benny Namugwanya, lawmakers also questioned Kayihura on why police arrested opposition activists during their nationwide tour aimed at drumming up support for the proposed electoral reforms.


In his response, Kayihura told the committee Police was enforcing law and order given that organizers of the political functions had fallen short of meeting the requirements of the new Public Order Management Act.


On forcing FDC leader Mugisha Muntu to quit radio stations in Kabale and Kasese where he was slated to participate in talk shows, Kayihura said Police is not comprised of “angels, we are trying to do the best we can.”


Angry members said Kayihura should resign and join partisan politics if he so wished.


MPs Reagan Okumu, Mathias Nsubuga, Muwanga Kivumbi, Ssemujju Nganda and Wamai Wamanga said police have been harassing them even after getting permission from the force to hold public rallies.


They further warned Kayihura against interference in the internal affairs of registered political parties “by doing political intelligence instead of sticking to his mandate of protecting Ugandans and their property.”


Kayihura urged opposition to cooperate with police to enable the law enforcement body provide security for their gatherings.


The MPs also sought an explanation from Kayihura on why supporters of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi are being arrested and jailed.


Kayihura refused to comment on a matter before court, saying it is prejudicial.


However, CIID boss Grace Akullo explained the investigation into NRM activities is a “general inquiry file” and that the complainant is the state.


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