Kayihura Rushes To Gulu As Security Situation Worsens

Police Boss Gen Kale Kayihura is in Gulu following unrest there

Police Chief General Kale Kayihura has pitched camp in Gulu district following the deteriorating security situation in the area amidst public anger.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, viagra the Aswa regional police spokesperson says the police chief arrived in the district today morning.

Okema explains that Kayihura is expected to hold meetings with district leaders and security operatives as part of his assessment activities.

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Without specifying the timeline, Okema reveals that the police chief may stay in the district for a few days to personally supervise deployments of security personnel and monitor the situation.

The development comes after John Oola, the Gulu municipal council deputy town clerk was killed by suspected assailants early this week.

The municipal official’s death has sparked off fear and fury among residents of the district who are blaming police for not doing enough.

Oola joins other prominent individuals attacked by suspected iron bar hit men including Journalists, Stephen Balmoi attached to radio Mega, Gulu F.M’s Jack Okello, Vision Group’s Samuel Okaka and Tupee and another official of the Gulu High court.

All the other victims apart from Oola were lucky to survive the attacks albeit with severe injuries.

Gulu district chairperson Ojara Martin Mapenduzi says district leaders are expected to register their discomfort with the security situation in the district.

The Kilak county lawmaker has called for a special inquiry into the attacks and for findings to be made public.

4th Division army spokesperson Captain Hassan Kato says the army has beefed up security of the district by joining in police night foot patrols.


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