Bishop Ssemwogerere: Kayihura Abetting Corruption Dangerous for Society Top story

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Kasana Luweero Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere has expressed surprise in his Easter message that the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura was approached for a bribe and seemed to condone the request.

Kasana Luweero Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere has expressed surprise in his Easter message that the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura was approached for a bribe and seemed to condone the request.
 
Last week, a recording leaked on social and mainstream media of Police officers led by IGP Kayihura interrogating Deputy Kampala Lord Mayor Suleiman Kidandala in Masindi district.
 
In the recording a voice was heard asking the IGP Kale Kayihura two million shillings for allegedly ‘self rehabilitation’ which locally referred as ‘’Okwekubaako Enfuufu”. Kidandala has since confirmed featuring in the recording but denied asking for the two million shillings.
 
While preaching on Easter Sunday at Kasana Cathedral, Ssemwogerere described the request as corruption.
 
Ssemwogerere said he expected IGP Kayihura to immediately order for the arrest of the man but instead his silence seemed to condone the request.
 
Ssemwogerere said Kayihura's silence at the request sends a very damaging message out to the public.
 
Ssemwogerere went ahead to appeal to the congregation not to engage in vote bribery in the May 22 elections for Luweero Woman MP because the Bible condemns such acts.
 
Bwanika Bbale a local politician noted the IGP failure to arrest the corruption suspect is a sign of moral decadness in every institution of government.
 
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The Kasana Cathedral Head of Laity Charles Ssebyala says that the Bishop’s message was timely and depicted how corruption is eating into every institution of the government.
 
John Mukasa, a Christian, says that by now IGP Kayihura could have resigned long ago for abetting such an act but it’s unfortunate he is unmoved by all calls. Mukasa says such acts of corruption show how the government wastes resources and denies them services.
 
Recently IGP Kale Kayihura admitted that 87 tapes had gone missing which were recorded while taking statements on various people in police investigations in affairs of political parties. However he has not commented on whether money was given to the people who asked for it on the tapes.

 

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Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.