UPC Extols US For Blacklisting Police Bosses

page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to credible sources within the US embassy in Kampala, price Uganda police’s “brutal” handling of the opposition, page has provoked the embassy to respond by quietly blacklisting some senior officers.

Speaking to journalists at the party head quarters in Kampala, the UPC vice president, Joseph Bossa said that in this way, US has offered a hand in fighting the abuse of human rights by the police in Uganda.

Bossa, therefore, called upon other western countries to borrow a leaf from the US government and deny more other police chiefs from accessing their countries and enjoying any benefits therein.

The officers who include Grace Turyagumanawe, Laban Muhabwe and Joel Anguma, are on the US blacklist largely because of their role in the violent opposition-led protests in 2011.

It should, however, be noted that in the month of October, Kampala Metropolitan Police boss, Andrew Kaweesi was expected to leave the country for specialised training in intelligence gathering and counter-terrorism operations at a United States military facility.


Chimpreports learnt that Kaweesi’s trip was cancelled by the US Embassy in Kampala just days before his departure.

Police bosses Gen Kayihura (L) and Kaweesi

Kaweesi received a message from Washington that he had to wait a little longer for the training.

He was told to wait for further communication from US as “some issues are being sorted out”.

Only this week, the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura and Police Commander for Kampala Metropolitan, Andrew Felix Kaweesi were grilled by the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee for abusing the rights of Ugandan civilians.

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