Crime & Investigation

Kayihura Calls for Monitoring of Former Terror Convicts

Gen.Kale Kayihura  insists there is need to monitor former convicts  in a bid to fight terrorism.(Photo:Kenneth Kazibwe/Chimpreports)

Following the closure of a police post in Kasana Luwero on Thursday, viagra sale ailment locals yesterday rose in demonstration, visit web insisting that the act would lead to increased crime in the area.

The road to Luwero town from Kasana had been closed with tree branches and stones, page as police battled the residents up in their hundreds.

Inspector general of police General Kale Kayihura recently visited the area and ordered closure of the post, saying it was situated in an extremely insecure place and could easily be attacked.

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Kiyihura highlighted the recent spate of attacks on police posts by suspected terrorists majorly to acquire firearms.

He then ordered all officers who had been working at the post to move to Luwero police station. Kayihura also asked officials who select areas for establishment of local police posts to always carry out surveys about suitability.

The closed police post was last year attacked and a police constable Geofrey Baala was killed and his colleague Sarah Achan sustained serious injuries.

Attackers with a suspected aim of robbing guns stabbed the officer several times in the chest and the stomach and the officer died at the scene, but were later scared away by area residents and left with no gun.

Lamech Kigozi the Savannah region police publicist says that the situation is now calm but police is still in the area for any eventuality

The controversial former Coordinator of Intelligence Organs Gen David Sejusa has revealed that President Museveni is not too strong to removed by what he described as “liberation forces” if the 2016 elections are rigged.

Sejusa stressed that, symptoms “The struggle is to save the state and ourselves before the implosion like that in all those countries around us engulfs us. It will because the building blocks for it are already here with us. Otherwise doing nothing will easily let Mr Museveni go down with country.”

In a statement to ChimpReports this week, website like this Sejusa said opposition must start building capacity to “tilt the balance of power against” Museveni’s government, adding, organisation among allied parties “make impossible for the oppressor to survive.”

He pointed out that opposition must therefore “build strong individual capacities as parties and organisations so that when we ultimately unite for action, we are a hotbed of power, better organisation, better facilities, but above all, a harmonised approach in terms of message, strategy and tactics.”

The General, who fought side by side with Museveni in the protracted NRA guerrilla war that saw the rebel outfit capture power, said “political forces have started discussing the viable option available to us, e.g., whether to participate in an election which you know has been stolen?”

“Boycott it and allow the oppressor to field small parties to win it hands down? Or organise and acquire enough capacity to stop Parliament from helping in the rigging. And if they persist and become part of the problem and therefore a legitimate target for the liberation forces, what capacity and capabilities do we require to put in place?”

Sejusa seems unbothered by warning from the armed forces which he serves at the rank of General.

Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda this week said, “Gen Sejusa is breaking the law by visiting the offices of political parties and the national army is closely monitoring his activities.”

Ankunda said the general who deserted duty, fled to United Kingdom and returned after a year “is making a big mistake by visiting those political facilities practicing partisan politics. We are monitoring him and assessing what next as per now.”

The UPDF Act doesn’t allow the serving officers to enter activities deemed as partisan politics unless they formally retire from the army.

However, Sejusa, who this week met with DP leaders to explore possibilities of a coalition, said in his statement to this website that, it was agreed that the nature of struggle today is different both in form, content and mission.

“In the state Uganda is in today, it goes beyond the struggle for democratic governance and rule of law. It goes to the foundation of our very existence as a people and Uganda as united viable country,” said the former spymaster who has previously expressed his dissatisfaction with Museveni for refusing to retire him from the army.

He also warned against rigging the 2016 elections, saying, “NRM is not above the law. It must operate within the confines of the law.”

Sejusa added: “Therefore where it breaks the law, e.g. by fielding an illegal candidate , like the one whose years offend the provisions of the constitution, the people of Uganda shall reject it using their constitutional provisions, and if need be they will defend the constitution by popular action.”
The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has noted that there is need for regional police to put in place a mechanism for monitoring former terror convicts and developing a watch list for
suspected criminals.

Kayihura made the remarks on Friday evening during the East African solidarity meeting on counter terrorism held at Serena hotel in Kampala.

“The watch list is being  used in other parts of the world and has been successful .We can revive it here because as the world operates as a global village, clinic organized criminals and terrorists also  operate  from border to border, cheap ” the police chief said.

According to Gen. Kayihura most of those involved in crimes and other terror related acts are repeat offenders whom he stressed need to always be monitored on release from prison.

“There is need for monitoring of  convicts who have served their sentences   and come back to the community because most offences are committed by repeat offenders. In Busoga, dosage most of those arrested in connection with the murders and other acts of terrorism had been in prison for various offences and later set free.”

A few weeks ago, the Uganda police swung into action and arrested Jamal Kiyemba a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay prison in connection with terrorism and murder of former Senior State prosecutor Joan Kagezi who was  shot while going back home on the evening of March 30 at Kiwatule, East of the capital Kampala.

Kagezi was the lead prosecutor in charge of the case in which 13 suspected Somalia based Al Shabaab militant group members  are charged for masterminding the  July 2010 Lugogo bombings that led to death of more than 70 people.

Kayihura added, “A good example are the former ADF and other rebels who have since benefitted from amnesty, there is need to always be monitored. Its a gap we should fill as a region if we are to fight terrorism and other organized crimes.”

The meeting for East African countries saw police chiefs from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania resolve to enhance cooperation in intelligence sharing, investigation and managing organized crimes and terrorism.

The East African police chiefs also agreed to review lessons learnt in the fight against terrorism by considering the link between terrorism and other organized crimes with a view of developing both proactive and reactive measures.

On 2 April 2015, suspected Al Shabaab gunmen stormed the Garissa University College in North-eastern Kenya killing more than 140 students and leaving scores injured.


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