Kickboxing: Golola, Mugume set Valentine’s Date

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has admitted that his commanders are to blame for the increased spate of crimes especially in Kampala, buy Chimp Corps report.

The police boss, click who was meeting RPCs, order DPCs and crime preventer coordinators from the Kampala Metropolitan Police Area on Saturday afternoon at Naguru community hall, said there is no way he can blame low rank police officers and crime preventers but rather their commanders whom he said had failed in their duties.

“The situation had got better and I thought Kampala would now be like heaven without any form of crime but towards the Christmas period and the New Year, criminal cases increased. The problem is that we are not serious with our work,” Kayihura said.

“The other time the Permanent Secretary for Local government was attacked at his home and the vehicle robbed and this is an indicator thugs are back to terrorise the city. Like Napoleon said, no soldier is bad but the commanders.”

The furious police chief expressed concern over lack of visibility on the streets by the policemen adding that on several occasions while moving at night, he has noticed there are no patrols done by his men which he said is alarming.

“I have no problem with foot soldiers and crime preventers but the DPCs, RPCs and OC stations because the problem is command and control and nothing else. Police has never had vehicles and motorcycles as it is today but why don’t we have patrols?” the police chief fumed during the 5-hour meeting on Saturday afternoon.

He emphasized that command is the key if the force is to execute its duties adding that he is tired of commanders who never follow his orders.

Kayihura said it was laziness of the highest order for his commanders not to adhere to orders from superiors which he said cannot be tolerated if the force is to rise to greater heights.


“I will not accept to be blackmailed and if i give orders they must be followed. Why does the IGP have to patrol the streets at night yet there are DPCs and OC stations? How can thugs defeat the police? I say no to this.”

Gen Kayihura used the meeting to ask the crime preventers’ coordinators to identify the possible cause of increased crimes in the city at the moment.

According to the crime preventers, most CID officers release suspected criminals after being arrested which they said has led to the rise of criminal gangs like the Kifeesi.

“Courts have done us a disservice by releasing criminals who come back to the villages to terrorise us,” said one Emmanuel Ainebyona from Kyebando.

Crime Intelligence Officers fired

Meanwhile, Kayihura blamed the Crime Intelligence Officers for not putting in place watch lists for all criminals adding that these must be suspended.

“Criminals should be denied freedom of action and this can only be done through a watch list. Subsequently I have suspended all Crime Intelligence officers in Kampala Metropolitan Area. They should be investigated and if found they are not wrong they will be reinstated but as for now they are doing nothing,” Kayihura ordered.

In the same meeting, the police chief suspended 3 officers in Charge of Bukasa, Wankuluuku and Jinja road police stations for failure to execute their duties.
A total of 24 vehicles suspected to have been stolen from the United Kingdom have Tuesday been handed over to UK authorities by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

The vehicles mostly Range Rovers, illness Audis, Beattles and Lexus were impounded in an operation codenamed ‘Navigation’ in July 2015.

They are valued in billions of shillings.

Some of the vehicles are said to have been imported while concealed in containers loaded with mattresses, while others were intercepted on the roads.

The claimants have since been hesitant to contact URA for fear of being apprehended.

According to Oyo Nyeko, the Deputy Director of Interpol in Uganda, the operation consisting of Police, URA Customs Department and UK’s National Vehicle Crimes Intelligence Service suspects there’s a racket involved in the theft and delivery of these vehicles.

“This operation is an eye opener and investigations are still ongoing to track down the culprits and have them arrested,” Nyeko told journalists.

He discouraged the public from owning vehicles that are not properly verified.

The URA Commissioner General Grace Akol while speaking at the handover of the 24 vehicles at the Authority headquarters in Nakawa appreciated the good inter-agency coordination and network that led to a successful operation.

She added: “Customs has a role of protecting Ugandans from using dangerous and illegal products and that includes stolen vehicles.”

The British High Commissioner to Uganda, Alison Blackburne hailed the agencies involved in impounding these vehicles which she said indicates close cooperation.

“This is an excellent example of bilateral cooperation across agencies and it marks an end of a long and significant operation,” Ambassador Blackburne said.

The Ambassador pledged UK’s support in training URA staff to continue clamping down on such sophisticated crimes.
Motor mouthed kickboxing hero, buy Moses Golola has set a rematch date with former national champion Titus Tugume in the quest for the East and Central African title.

The fight is scheduled for Valentine’s day (14th February) at the MTN arena in Lugogo. The two giants last met on August 30 2013 at Freedom city where Golola ‘The Hot Temper’ used only a record ten seconds to knock down Titus Tugume in what was dubbed ‘the Battle of the Champions’.

Since then, the wordsmith has defeated another local household name Ronald Mugula early in March 2014.

Word had it earlier that (Golola) would soon retire from the sport he has virtually marketed single highhandedly.

The Uganda kickboxing federation confirmed sanctioning the event that will be organized by Sudiman entertainments. The ticketing information has not yet been released to the public.

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