Crime & Investigation

Uganda, Somali Police Strengthen Relations

viagra dosage geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”> “The Police Officers who are deployed there (Somalia) are really doing a good job, they are carrying out joint operations and we appreciate their efforts,” said Abdihakim while meeting his Ugandan counterpart, Gen. Kale Kayihura, at Police headquarters in Kampala, Naguru on Monday morning.

Brig. Gen. Abdihakim is on a three-day official visit to Uganda to explore avenues in which Uganda Police can assist in the areas of capacity building.

Uganda is leading the AMISOM peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

He said Somalia would like the Ugandan Police to assist them in training their cops in the fields of Counter Terrorism, Crime investigations, Community Policing and information sharing.

“What we need now is capacity development in all the 14 departments of Police that we have in Somalia,” Brig. Gen. Abdihakim said.


He also admired Uganda Police’s Community Policing program that aims at preventing crime and involving the community in solving their security problems.

He said Uganda Police and the Somali Police have a common enemy – the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

“We need to tackle this enemy together, we cannot leave for one country to handle,” Brig. Gen. Abdihakim said.

Gen. Kale Kayihura said Uganda Police is ready to assist their counterpart in capacity building in order for the country to be stable.

“We are willing to help where we can, we cannot sit and relax when our brothers in Somalia are in problems, we share the little we have,” he noted.

He said the Commissioner has not only come to get knowledge from Uganda but also to share their experience on how they have been battling Al-Shabaab.

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