Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has warned Ugandans against getting excited over yesterday’s sacking of the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura and the Minister for Security Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde.
Yesterday, President Yoweri Museveni made changes in the security docket, appointing General Elly Tumwiine as the Minister for Security, Mr. Okoth Ochola as the Inspector-General of Police and Brigadier Sabiiti Muzei as the Deputy Inspector General of Police.
But at a press briefing held at FDC headquarters, FDC President Patrick Amuriat Obol said ‘nothing has changed’. “Police is rotten, we can only unpack, break and reorganize security system to overcome mysterious killing of Ugandans,” Amuriat said.
He also urged the newly appointed IGP and the Minister for Security to work for a common good for Ugandans, “unlike the former IGP who has been working in favor of president Museveni who has discarded him after realizing that he has been a liability.”
Amuriat added: “I hope this time multiparty politics will be given a chance to thrive, Kayihura has always worked hard to suppress president Museveni’s opponents; he introduced colored teargas and water to suppress opposition parties.”
Meanwhile, the FDC Vice President for Eastern Uganda Salaam Musumba has said that Gen Kayihura “is smeared with blood of people who died during his tenure, he therefore has a debt to pay.”
She added: “We heard of intent, where the former IGP might be sued in the International Criminal Court (ICC) over crimes committed against humanity during his term in office.”
Further, according to Musumba, new Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine has ‘nothing to offer’.
“He only stopped at the first bullet he fired in early eighties,” she said.
According to Ms. Musumba, new IGP Okoth Ochola “is a desk man” and “Sabiti is the real IGP.”