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Elections: Guidelines Issued for Security Agencies

Andrew Felix Kaweesi addressing press on Wednesday

Police have today aligned over 50 members of the infamous ‘Kifeesi’ criminal gang who are now on rampage terrorizing various parts of the city and its suburbs.

Addressing journalists at CPS , adiposity http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/security/adapter.security_factory.php police spokesperson Fred Enanga said following intelligence information, they carried out operations on Tuesday in which the members of the gang, most of them between 14 and 17 years were apprehended trying to rob and vandalize people’s property.

“We had information they had been hired by some people to carry out attacks on the public and we combed areas of Luzira, Nakawa, Jinja road, Kiwatule, Ntinda and Banda leading to arrest of 54 members,” Enanga said.

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According to the police mouthpiece, some of these targeted supporters of NRM and FDC who were attending their respective Presidential candidates’ rallies in Kololo and Nakawa respectively.

“We noticed that most of these were juveniles between 14 and 17 years who engaged in these acts of terrorizing the public but we have been able to find out their funders and some of them have been apprehended.”

Most of the gang members are teenagers

Most of the gang members are teenagers

Enanga told journalists that investigations had led them to a number of Kampala businessmen supporting the acts of the group, who benefit by buying its loot.

“They fund, organize and later buy what has been stolen from the public and sell in their various shops around the city centre,” Enanga revealed.

He however attributed the problem of juveniles being involved in these acts to weak laws especially at Kampiringisa remand centre where after arrest; these minors are in most cases released immediately.

“They are released in a short time after arrest and they return to the streets, which have encouraged many repeat offenders,”Enanga said.

Origin

Enanga traced the origin of the Kifeesi crew back in the early 2000s in Kisenyi a Kampala suburb, revealing that with time the gang had become bigger and more ferocious.

“They were being used during wrangles between bodabodas and taxi owners in the city and from there they started spreading to different parts of the city.”

Enanga however, reassured that Police is in control of the situation adding that in a short time these gangs will be no more.

 
A few hours to the general elections set for tomorrow, story http://charadas.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-autosave-post-v1-1-endpoint.php the joint security command led by the police force has issued guidelines to be followed by all security agencies during the polling period.

Addressing journalists at the police headquarters in Naguru on Wednesday, price http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-terms.php the police director in charge of human resources Andrew Felix Kaweesi said that these would be followed by all agencies as they execute their duties on the polling day.

“These will be followed by police, viagra 100mg UPDF and all its specialized units, prisons, intelligence organs but ISO and ESO, wildlife and all groups that would be working with us to offer security during the election period,” Kaweesi noted.

According to the police director, the 42 page guideline booklet must be adhered to by all as far as elections are concerned.

“All officers will be briefed before being deployed and again debriefed at the end of the exercise to see if they were able to follow the guidelines given to them.”

Kaweesi further noted that the booklet would work as a note book to be used by officers in noting down what happens while executing their duties, which they would later use in making reports at the end of the exercise.

He warned of consequences to officers who fail to adhere to the guidelines.

 

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