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IGP Gen Kayihura. Courtesy photo

Analysis: Why IGP Kayihura Dropped Kasingye as Police Spokesman

It should be remembered that Kasingye has been doubling as police spokesperson and Chief Police Commissar (CPC).
posted onNovember 14, 2017

By Max Patrico Ocaido

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura has revealed why he dropped Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye as the Uganda Police Force spokesperson.

In a communique released by Kayihura titled “Political Education in the Uganda Police Force” to all police unit, Kasingye has been replaced by SSP Emiliano Kayima who has been the spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan Police. Gen Kayihura says that the reshuffle is meant to strengthen office of the Police Commissar.  

“In order to enable CPC concentrate on improving the ideological quality of police officers, and the constabulary through political education, am delinking once again the office of the police spokesperson from the political commissariat,” Kayihura said.


He added, “The single biggest challenge facing the Uganda police is the dominant negative attitudes, values etc which can only be sustainably cured through political education. Accordingly, am appointing SSP Emilian Kayima as the new police spokesperson. The changes take immediate effect.”

It should be remembered that Kasingye has been doubling as police spokesperson and Chief Police Commissar (CPC).

Kayihura has further ordered CPC to propose an urgent programme of political education for the units, and setting up of police school of political education which must begin this financial year with the help of UPDF political commissar Brig Matsiko.

“As we discussed, you should in the course of December this year after the Police Council meeting arrange a seminar for all officers ; graduands of NALI, Kyankwanzi to give you a head start,” he said in his notice.

Kasingye speaks out  

In his Twitter handle, Kasingye refuted reports that he has been fired saying he is simply taking leave to do other duties.

“…I will be taking leave of Spokesman function to concentrate on Commissariat work,” Kasingye said on Twitter.

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