Crime & Investigation

Gen Kayihura Praises Police for Shooting Mgingo Island Pirates

Police boss, Gen Kale Kayihura

A few months to the 2016 general elections, information pills the Uganda police force have added to their fleet another 80 new vehicles to help them with their work.

According to the police publicist Fred Enanga, sildenafil the force bought 25 vehicles for the Directors and their deputies, patient 25 single cabin pickups for patrols and 30 double cabin vehicles  to be used for operations.

“Many of them are still in our workshop but will soon be distributed to various areas and towns around the country to assist in service .This will facilitate police in fighting crime and ensuring the country is safe,” Enanga said on Monday.

The police mouthpiece said that the force has added 80 new units which necessitated an increment in their fleet so as to fill the gaps in their operational requirements.

The new cars Police says will help easing their ever expanding duties

The new cars Police says will help easing their ever expanding duties

Enanga however could not reveal the vcost of all the 80 vehicles but said this would be availed when all the procedures are completed with and the vehicles are ready to be handed over to the various areas.

The police force early this year signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Italy that would see them get 3 helicopters and training for its officers to fight terrorism.

The MoU was signed by the IGP Gen. Kale Kaihura and the Commander of the Italian Police Tullio Del Sette at the Police headquarters in Naguru in Kampala.


Police in Kampala are currently holding over 190 people in detention after being arrested during the annual Kampala City festival on Sunday.

Addressing journalists on Monday, store police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the detainees are suspected of committing various offences including disruption of peace, recipe robbery and fighting.

“We had deployed between 800 to 1, 000 both plain and uniformed officers to effectively police the city festival and these did a great job of averting any havoc during the event,” Enanga observed.

“These were from the Flying squad, Special operations, Dog section, counter terrorism plus crime preventers.”

Generally, said Enanga, the festivities were peaceful considering the few cases of robbery recorded.

“Those arrested are being screened to enable those without any serious criminal linkages released whereas those implicated will have to face courts of law,” the police publicist added.

Thousands of Ugandans on Sunday thronged  the streets of Kampala to  celebrate the third  edition of the ‘Kampala City Festival’.

The event, organised by the Kampala Capital City Authority, is held on the first Sunday of October with an aim of celebrating culture, unity and diversity by Uganda’s capital.

This year’s event that targeted more than 2 million revelers from all corners of the country and the world at large  was  held under the theme “Colour” to reflect the city’s mosaic culture.
The police on Saturday mounted an operation and killed 3 suspected pirates of Tanzanian origin before arresting three others following an attack on Ugandan fishermen between Dolwe and Mgingo Islands.

According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, more about they swung into action after being alerted that the group of six had attacked and robbed Ugandan fishermen of their catch and merchandise including nets, boat engines, cash and other items.

“Ina very swift response, we encountered and engaged them at Dolwe but they resisted arrest by pouring petrol on the waters and setting it on fire,” Enanga explained.

“They then began firing back at our officer who also paid back in the same manner. In the fire exchange, three of the pirates were shot dead whereas the rest surrendered to the police officers.”

Enanga identified the suspects as Giriki Malya, 37, Nicholas Jakipol, 35 and Brian Mashare, 36, whereas the deceased included Emmanuel Karubente, Kassim and Ndaro all from Musoma in Northern Tanzania.

Kayihura Applauds his Men

Meanwhile the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has applauded his men for professionally and bravely responding to the attack by the pirates.

Kayihura said he was proud of the team of marines that participated in the operation  which he said was risky as the targets were fast moving whereas the boats were swaying constantly.

“The force vows to deal with anyone involved in any acts of piracy on all the national waters in a bid to hold them accountable for their deeds,” Enanga said.

He however noted that the search for the fire arm that was being used by the suspects is on going after being dumped in the lake after the exchange.

“The Tanzanian authorities will in due course be contacted upon establishment of the suspects’ proof of origin.”


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