By our reporter
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura has revealed that he is going to deal with all police officers who give his force a bad image.
While responding to Mubende District residents’ queries on officers allegedly protecting land grabbers on Friday, Kayihura said the lower level police officers are at the centre of several sagas including land grabbing but for him as the Force’s top commander is clean.
“The rot in police is from the bottom but for me as a commander on top I am still very clean. I am on the operation to build police afresh starting with Mubende. I have suspended these officers and I promise I am bringing you angels who will work,” he said.
Following allegations of residents, the police boss suspended all the police commanders in Mubende after being pinned to be involved in land grabbing by locals.
The suspended officers include; SSP Christopher Barugahare, the Regional Police Commander for Wamala region, ASP Charles Magoola, the District Police Commander SP Swaliki Magoola, the OC CID and Hakim Mukama, the OC in charge of lands.
Gen Kayihura was in Mubende District alongside State Minister for Lands, Persis Namuganza and her Kampala counterpart, Benn Namugwanya due to continuous local outcries of land grabbing suspected to have culminated into murders. At least 15 people were murdered in December in Mubende and Mityana districts and land matters have been cited in some of these murders.