Inspector General of Police Lt. General Kale Kayihura has called for a comprehensive national medical insurance. Kayihura made the call Friday at Christ the King Church during the funeral service of Richard Bisherurwa, Assistant Inspector General of Police.
Kayihura explained the circumstances how he learned of Bisherurwa’s illness and dispelled rumblings that Police had not met his medical costs.
He says that he learned of the late AIGP’s desperate medical condition from Bisherurwa’s daughter Gloria Bisherurwa. Bisherurwa had been receiving medical attention at Nakasero Hospital for persistent stomach pain that was eventually diagnosed as cancer.
Another mourner, Hussein Kashillingi said that Bisherurwa had asked the Police to cover his medical expenses in the UK but the request was denied. It was after an appeal was lodged to President Museveni that the decision was changed. The treatment and return of the Bisherurwa’s body cost 15,000 pounds.
Bisherurwa’s funeral service was attended by serving and retired police officers. Former Police chiefs John Cossy Odomel and John Kisembo who attended Dar-es-Salaam Police College with Bisherurwa were among the mourners. Richard Bisherurwa will be buried in Kalindi, Mitooma district on Saturday.