Crime & Investigation

EXCLUSIVE: MPs Plot to Force Kayihura’s Resignation Today

IGP Kale Kayihura

Infuriated by police brutality, recipe Members of Parliament have prepared a motion to present on the floor on Thursday.

The Shadow Minister of Internal Affairs, here Muwanga Kivumbi who also represents Butambala is the main figure behind the motion that will also ask for the resignation of the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura.

ChimpReports has learnt that the horrible video footage of police officers beating the supporters of former presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye that went viral on social media, has also been prepared to be played in the plenary sitting this afternoon.

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Kivumbi confirmed in the morning that he was heading to the Speaker’s office to seek leave for the motion.

“I am getting to the Speaker’s office for the opportunity to present the motion today. The police leadership should be held accountable and made to answer the atrocities being committed by officers under their watch,” Kivumbi said.

Kayihura has since apologised for the mistakes of his officers.

He has as well ordered disciplinary proceedings to commence with the view of dispensing justice in the wake of the brutal beatings of civilians in opposiiton activities.

The hearing of the cases against the police officers started early this week.

ChimpReports can exclusively reveal that even members from the ruling National Resistance Movement party who usually favor police are now against the force’s recent actions.

NRM MPS led by Dokolo County’s Felix Okot Ogong want the house to pass a resolution for the resignation of Gen. Kayhura whom they believe is responsible for the mess in the security sector.

Okot told this website on Thursday morning that the beating of civilians by police who are instead supposed to protect them is unacceptable and cannot just be looked at.

“We cannot keep quiet when things are going bad. We are for the people and what affects them also affect us all,” Okot said.

The minister of Internal Affairs, Gen Jeje Odongo is also expected to present a ministerial statement on police conduct today.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament who chaired the sitting last week ordered that the minister should appear and any failure will not stop Parliament debating and indeed passing a resolution on the matter.

The minister had failed to appear for the last two weeks despite insistence from MPs that he comes and brief the house on the brutal police activities.

If the minister doesn’t make it to Parliament today, Kivumbi’s motion will set the pace for debate.

Insiders say this could be the biggest threat to Gen Kayihura’s hold onto the position of IGP in recent years.

He told a press conference in Mbarara last week that he does not mind stepping down if people don’t want him to serve them.


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