Kayihura Threatens To Crush Millitias

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Kayihura says the Police and other security forces will take charge of the elections period and that militias are not necessary

Inspector General Of Police, Kale Kayihura says Police will not tolerate the creation of militia groups in the upcoming campaigns for the 2016 elections.

He says he has had about a militia created by Major Roland Kakooza Mutale and Elias Lukwago but vows that the two and others to be formed in the near future will not be given chance to operate anywhere  in the country.

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Kayihuura who was presiding over the passing out of three hundred police officers at the Non-Commissioned Officers at Gaddafi in Jinja says the police will not afford to have a situation of lawlessness during and after the elections. 

General Kayihura's warning follows reports that Major Roland Kakooza Mutale and Kampala Lord Mayor have trained militias that they intend to deploy during the election period.

The 300 police officers that were being passed out had been on a six month course at Gaddafi. The training involved aspect of counter terrorism, target shooting, aspects military skills and acrobatics.

Kayihura said many more such trainings will be conducted saying training is one of the top priorities under his administration.

He lamented the fact that some of his police officers cannot project authority when confronted by rioters. He said he was embarrassed to see some of his officers being manhandled by John Patrick Amama Mbabazi's security in Jinja.

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Kayihura noted that Police officer needed to acquire skills like acrobatics and others so as to gain strength. He said there is no way a police officer can project authority when he/she is weak.