Kayihura Passes Out Terrorist Crime Scene Experts


sales geneva; font-size: small;”>The Course attracted 23 participants from all districts of Uganda and Police Forensic laboratory headquarters.

store geneva; font-size: small;”>The course was facilitated by the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programme of the United States – Department of State.

more about geneva; font-size: small;”>The course covered a wide range of topics including Human Rights and Community Engagement, Crime Scene Search and Evidence Detection, Crime Scene Photography technique, Crime Scene Documentation, DNA and biological evidence, Firearms analysis, Trace evidence, Motor vehicle searches and Responding to a crime Scene.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of Human Resource Development, Flex Ndyomugyeni represented the IGP and read his speech. A slightly edited speech of the IGP is here reproduced below:

It gives me great pleasure and honor to officiate at the closure of your course today. Uganda has been a victim of terrorists’ attacks in the pasts especially from the ADF in the 90s, the Lord Resistance Army and the Al Shabba in 2010. The recent attacks of July 11 2010 targeted innocent Ugandan public and this is because of the country’s lead role to re-establishing peace in Somalia.

The 2010 July bombing at Lugogo and Kabalagala in Kampala led to increased collaboration between the global Anti-terrorism agencies and States to find common ground through intelligence sharing, sharing resources in combating acts of terrorism, technical cooperation, training, investigations and prosecution of the offenders. It is as a result of the global concerted efforts at fighting terrorism that Uganda was able to team with operatives from countries like USA, Britain, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania and others to investigate and apprehend the perpetuators of the heinous crimes.

The importance of this course cannot be overemphasized especially in criminal investigation and prosecutions. All these underscore the importance of scientific led approach in intelligence gathering and investigation of criminal cases.

It is our hope that the trainees will be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in adding valves to investigations of crime cases.


• Lack of Scene of Crime Officers in every district and Police Station

• Lack of equipments for Scene of Crime Officers

• Lack of consumables used in processing the exhibits collected from the scene of crime

• Interferences by the public at the scene of crime

• Poor transportation and custody of the exhibit during investigation

• Poor presentation of the evidence in court

Way forward

1. The training that you have undertaken is one among the several strategies that we have adopted especially through soliciting support and collaboration with friendly countries, international and local agencies in order to build our capacity.

2. Efforts to equip the laboratory are being pursued. There is already arrangement with JLOS to equip the laboratory with an Automated Fingerprint Information System

3. The laboratory was recently voted as a Regional referral laboratory under the auspices of the East African Community.


I want to thank the USA government for the continued cooperation and technical assistance that they have given the Uganda government and in particular to the Uganda Police. We promise to put to good use the equipment and expertise given.


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