Uganda Police Force has released a statement dismissing reports that its boss, Gen. Kale Kayihura has been sacked

In the statement police say the reports are untrue and meant to create unnecessary tension.

However, police in the statement doesn’t elaborate how the ‘sacking’ of Gen. Kayihura would cause tension and unrest in the country.

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“Today August 27, 2016, various social media platforms carried information that the IGP, Gen. Kale Kayihura had been appointed Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN. The reports also allege that Brig. Leopold Kyanda had been promoted to Major General and appointed IGP. The Uganda Police Force would like to clarify that this information is not true and is aimed at creating unnecessary tension and unrest” Reads the statement signed by Felix Kaweesi, the force’s publicist

It reads further “We request the general public to disregard such reports with the contempt they deserve”

This afternoon, a message came through social media how the IGP who has been at the helm of Uganda Police Force for more than 10 years had been dropped and replaced by equally competent soldier, Brig. Leo Kyanda, Chief of Staff of the Land Forces in the UPDF.