Gen. Kayihura explains militarization of police


The Inspector General of Police has scoffed at those accusing him of militarizing the police force.

Gen. Kale Kayihura says that the Uganda Police Force can be transformed into a military force whenever need arises.

He says the Police Act spells out that the Ministry of Internal Affairs can at any time call upon the police to be transformed into a military force if there is need.

Ge. Kayihura said this while passing out a group of counter terrorism police in Katakwi district where the area chairman also offered 5 squares miles of land to police to build a counter terrorism center