Gen. Kale Kayihura

The European Union Ambassador to Uganda has asked the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura whether he was quoted accurately in the local press or he was misquoted.

Kristian Schmidt on his Twitter handle @EUAmbschmidt asked “General, I respectfully ask: Were you quoted correctly in today’s Observer.”

Kristian Schmidt
Kristian Schmidt

The Observer Newspaper quoted Gen Kayihura, as having told the audience in Kapchorwa district, Eastern Uganda that the NRM could not hand over power to an opposition winner.

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“We shall not hand over power to the opposition to destabilize the peace which we fought for,” Kayihura said at the passing out of crime preventers.He, instead, urged the crime preventers to get ready for war. The IGP is quoted in the tri-weekly newspaper.

He added “We are going to change you from having sticks to rifles and get ready to defend this country in case of any attack,” he said.  “The constitution gives police powers to protect the nation in case there is war and I want you to get prepared for this; anytime, we shall call on you,” he said.