Gen. Kale Kayihura has today handed over office to the new Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola at Police headquarters Naguru.
In his address Gen.Kayihura congratulated the new IGP Mr. Ochola who has been his deputy.
“Today on 15 March 2018 marks the end of my tour of duty in the Police as the IGP after serving 12yrs and 2 months, the fact that it’s Mr. Ochola who has been appointed shows that the Commander in Chief appreciates that something good has been done by our team,” Said Kayihura.
“It is a pleasure that today, I am handing over to you. I really enjoyed working with you,I never thought I would be the longest serving IGP, I’m extremely indebted to the President and Commander in Chief for this honor to serve in this capacity, I may have fallen short in my assignment but I’m only human,” said Gen. Kayihura.
“I’m handing over a Police Force that is much better than the one I found,I leave the force after 12 + years of intense activity with lots of optimism for the future of our country. I want to apologize to whoever I stepped on to forgive me, whatever I did was for the good of our country,” he added,
“I’ll forever be indebted to the Commander in Chief and the President for his trust and giving me the opportunity to serve my country in this capacity. He has promoted me through the ranks and that’s not a small achievement.”
The new IGP Ochola, said “I want to assure everyone that as a team, we shall continue with the work the former IGP started, I take this opportunity to congratulate Brig. Sabiti as my deputy and urge directors and all Police Officers to accord us all the help we shall need.”
Minister Internal Affairs General Jeje Odongo has applauded Gen Kale Kayihura for the value added on Uganda police both qualitatively as well as quantitative .
He further recommended the new Inspector General to turn around the force by looking through them to deal with the challenges of bad image and high rate of crime.
“It is always important to understand the root causes of crimes, ask yourselves what is it in the society that permits crime to grow”. Said minister Odongo