Gen Kayihura: Police Promotions Sold For Sex

cheap geneva; font-size: small;”>Kayihura’s fury is augmented by intelligence indicating that high ranking police officers ask for sex from their female cops, promising them promotions.

“A number of female Police officers are actively engaged in prostitution and other related acts,” Kayihura warned in a letter dated March 22 that has leaked to Chimpreports.

“Police officers while on or off duty go to markets to do shopping and frequent drinking places and consume alcohol dressed in Police uniform,” he further warned.

Police publicist Judith Nabakooba was not readily available for comment.


In the letter addressed to all Directors and Unit Commander under reference number ADM/32/131/01, Kayihura observes:

“The Uganda Police Force is a disciplined, professional, competent and productive force with citizens of good character. The force has a code of conduct to regulate the conduct of the officers both at work and off duty.”

“It is also reported that senior officers seek sexual favours from junior female officers in return for promotion and deployment in ‘good places’,” Kayihura emphasized.

This is the first time Kayihura is opening up on the scandals that have rocked police and undermined its ability to deliver peace and security in the country.

Crime rates in the country have skyrocketed in recent weeks as gangs continue to snatch guns from incompetent cops at police stations.

A well known disciplinarian, Kayihura further directed: “All the above is against the Code of Conduct for police officers. Such conduct is scandalous behavior and defaulters are liable to charge.”

He said all unit commanders should take responsibility to ensure that staff under their command conduct themselves in a manner befitting a disciplined police officer.

“It is the responsibility of the Unit Commanders to supervise and ensure good conduct by personnel under their command and take corrective action in case of breach.”

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