The Inspector General of Police; General Edward Kale Kayihura has announced a clampdown on all criminal gangs operating in the various parts of the country, saying these are undermining their constitutional mandate of ensuring safety of Ugandans.
Asked to comment about claims by leaders of a Kampala city-based criminal gang who recently through various media platforms accused some police officers of supporting their unlawful actions, General Kayihura pledged to take appropriate actions to all culprits.
Ahead of last year’s festive season, several local media outlets aired confessions of leaders of criminal gangs operating in Kampala claiming responsibilities of several robberies and other forms of criminality in Uganda’s capital and the neighboring areas.
But Kaihura says following their recent breakthrough towards finding the gang that has been terrorizing areas of greater Masaka sub region for about three years, Police is now going to summon their energies towards quashing all other criminal gangs around the country as well as improving efficiency of the entire police force human resource.
According to him, this part of their 2018 year’s resolution that will see the police force cleansed of all wrong elements tainting their public reputation.
He could however not explain how and when Police will account for the losses including of lives Ugandans have paid in the operations of these gangs that have existed for years. Kayihura w