Resolve Differences: Otafire to Tumukunde, Kayihura

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In short
The minister spoke about the bickering between his comrades shortly after appearing before the Human Rights Committee where he was summoned to explain issues relating to human rights violations and the persistent congestion in prisons among others.

The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Maj. Gen Kahinda Otafire has advised Security Minister Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde and the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura to handle their differences amicably.
 

Otafiire told journalists at parliament on Wednesday afternoon that it was unfortunate that the difference between the two generals had spilled into the public domain.


The minister spoke about the bickering between his comrades shortly after appearing before the Human Rights Committee where he was summoned to explain issues relating to human rights violations and the persistent congestion in prisons among others.

 


Asked about the rift between Tumukunde and Kayihura, Otafire describing the bickering as a fraternal quarrel, saying that the two need to know that people who work together have differences but they don't allow them to spill to the public.

 
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He appealed to the two security heads to sit down and resolve their differences out, but hastened to add that the conflict hasn't in anyway affected security in the country.

 
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The rift between the Security Minister and IGP has been a subject of public discussion in the past few months. Recently, President Yoweri Museveni spoke out about the quarrel in Luweero, noting that it was a big problem that will be solved.
 

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.