The Inspector General of Uganda Police Force, Gen. Kale Kayihura has called upon Police schools on the continent to orient their students towards addressing causes of crime to ensure that forces shift from dealing with the consequences to prevention.
Gen. Kayihura made the call on March 2 while giving a lecture on the ‘Role of Police to address contemporary violence and public order management,’ to 464 students undergoing various professional and academic courses at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District.
Former Member of Parliament for Bubulo West, Hon. Kipoi Tonny Nsubuga has been arrested by the DR. Congo Police.
He is currently detained in Kinshasa pending his extradition to Uganda.
The Uganda Police Force through its Directorate of Interpol and International Relations has made a formal request for him to be arrested and extradited back to Uganda. This was done by a way of issuing a RED Alert for him to be arrested.
Ugandan prominent Artists (musicians) have joined hands with Uganda Police Force to fight crime in the country.
The partnership was witnessed yesterday (27/2/2014) during the launch of community policing in partnership with leading Ugandan Artists at Pearl of Africa Nursery and Primary School, Kabalagala, Kampala.
Thousands of people attended the free music show, where several musicians performed. Police did not pay the artists any money. They performed freely for the public. The musicians were all calling for peace and stability in the country. They urged criminals to abandon the wrong idea of criminality and concentrate on work for better future.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kayihura said that crime is a social problem within the society and it’s not technical hence there is need to involve everybody in fighting it including musicians.
He added that if there is peace in the country, investors will come and create jobs for youths who would otherwise engage in illegal activities.
Gen. Kayihura said that Crime and public order issues are community related problems that cannot be addressed by a single agency.
The IGP said that he was happy that the musicians have come on board to fight crime to make Ugandan a better place to stay in.
Gen. Kale Kayihura said, “It is a stepping stone for maintaining peace and it’s aimed at building a good mutual relationship between the public and the police so as to make Uganda a crime free country.”
He called upon musicians to come up with songs that will leave a mark in the country in terms of persevering peace in Uganda.
The Commander Kampala Metropolitan Police, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi said that Uganda Police has reduced crime rate in the city and stopped several violent strikes.
He thanked the IGP for the continued support and trust he has rendered to the Commanders in Kampala Metropolitan.
“All these people are here to witness the good work done by the Uganda Police Force and they are grateful for the wok well done,” he said.
He also thanked different people for supporting the UPF especially those who have come up to construct police posts for the Uganda Police, this shows love for their country and the willingness to work hand in hand with the Police.
Artist Cindy Sanyu said that it was a good idea for the Police to think of music industry as one of the sector that can contribute to the development of this country.
She added that they are happy to be part of the Police in their mandate to fight crime.
Community Policing is a way of policing that actively involves the community in policing in order to prevent, detect and reduce crime. It’s a partnership between the Police and the community.
The fundamental aim of Community Policing in Uganda is to increase public awareness in crime prevention and participation in policing through problem solving.
The President accented to the Anti-Pornography bill 2014 on February 6, 2014 and the State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Rev. Fr. Simon Lokodo announced the President’s signing of the bill into law to Ugandans last week.
This has caused mixed reactions among members of the public, especially down town Kampala (Taxi Park), where a section of the public are vowing to start undressing indecently dressed women (in minis).
Although the bill has been signed into law, it has procedures and guidelines that have to be fulfilled before it can be operationalized.
Uganda Police has arrested nine (9) armed robbers who have been committing various criminal activities in the country including the murder of the Officer in Charge of Kajjansi Police Station C/ASP Bigirwa Joseph.
Uganda Police arrested the nine suspects from different parts of the country. Two (2) were arrested in Iganga, One (01) from Mbale, One (01) in Hoima, Five (05) from Nakulabye in Kampala.
A Police Officer was shot and killed by thugs who were on robbery spree on 14/2/2014 at Kajjansi along Entebbe Road.
The incident occurred at around 11:40pm.
It’s alleged that unknown number of thugs who were dressed in civilian attire and armed with two SMGs rifles (guns) attacked GAZ Petrol station and a Mobile Money point which is located within the petrol station. They put all the Pump Attendants and the Mobile Money Operators at gun point. They shot several bullets in the air during the robbery.
Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Aronda Nyakayirima, yesterday 7th Feb 2014 officiated at the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) awareness workshop at Imperial Royale Hotel – Kampala organized by AU/UN information support team.
Gen. Aronda Nyakayirima said the workshop is aimed at creating awareness of the role of the police component of AMISOM, especially here at home (Uganda), cognizant of the fact that Uganda is Troop Contributing Country.
The Uganda Police Force was established in 1906 by the British Colonial government as a Para-military Force called the Uganda Armed Constabulary. Its primary duty was to quell riots and unrest.
Prior to its introduction, pre-colonial Uganda societies were responsible for keeping Law and Order as a collective responsibility. Every tribal community had a system of social policing based on customary rules and obligations.
On Tuesday 21st January 2014, the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Director General of the Turkish National Police, Mr. MEHMET Kiliclar at the Turkish National Police headquarters in Ankara Turkey.Since 2013, there has been increased cooperation between the two countries' Police institutions. The purpose of the signing was to cement and enhance the already cordial relationship between the parties as well as provide a legal framework for further cooperation. Also present at the signing ceremony was Kasuja Moses Kalule, Deputy Head of Mission at the Ugandan Embassy in Turkey.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura yesterday (27th January 2014) passed out 700 Crime Preventers at Makerere University, Kampala after they had completed seven days of intensive training in Community Policing course.
The course was aimed at empowering students with self defense skills, ideological orientation, crime prevention and patriotism. All the passed out crime preventers are students of Makerere University, Kampala.
During the pass out ceremony students exhibited martial arts, self defense skills, parade drills, football, gun stripping and assembling skills.