Police Investigating Politics in Recent Attacks by Criminal Gangs – Kayihura

The Inspector General of Police, information pills Gen. Kale Kayihura has revealed that they are investigating deeply, drugs the involvement of politicians in the recent wave of criminal gang attacks on members of the public.

Since last year, ed unknown criminal gangs have terrorized the country, first in the 8 greater Masaka districts and recently in the central districts of Kampala and Wakiso.

The attacks are characterized by throwing of leaflets, attacking, breaking into houses, beating, cutting and robbing people of their valuables.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, the police boss said the use of leaflets has drawn attention of security organs to this wave of criminality.

“It started from Mbarara and then went to Ssembabule but there is a unique element of being associated with scaring leaflets thrown by attackers,” Kayihura said.

“There is some intelligence information that some political affiliations want to create fear and outrage among the population by throwing the leaflets.”

Without divulging more, the IGP said they are following that line to see the truth behind the matter but said the interrogations and intelligence they have done confirm these are organized criminal gangs.

“They (politicians) say one of the biggest achievements of this government is security and are trying to discredit it. We are still building that notion of politics but we have not yet concluded.”


The locals in Masaka a few weeks ago narrated to the police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye how in one night over 10 people were attacked and cut by the thugs in one village.

“They attacked and who ever tried to rescue was either beaten or cut,” said Samuel Kalibbala an LCI chairman for Butenga A village, Butenga Sub County in Bukomansimbi district.

Kayihura told journalists that this form of organized crime was orchestrated with commanders based in Kampala, but assured the public that these are as good as finished.

“This should not scare you because we are not seated. We are on top of the situation.”


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