Eleven days since he was relieved of his duties as Inspector General of Police (IGP), General Kale Kayihura has today handed over office to his successor Martin Okoth Ochola.
At a function held at Police Headquarters in Naguru, Gen. Kayihura, clad in full military attire, congratulated IGP Okoth Ochola and his deputy, Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeeyi.
“Let me begin by congratulating the new IGP Okoth Ochola who has been the Deputy IGP during my tenure. I want to also congratulate Muzeyi Sabiti,” Gen. Kayihura told those present among them the Minister for Internal Affairs Gen. Abubakar Jeje Odongo and his State Minister Mario Obiga Kania.
According to Gen. Kayihura, he is satisfied with his performance as IGP which, among others, reportedly included a drop in crime rates.
Before the handover ceremony, the four top officials in charge of internal security held a closed door meeting with Gen. Kayihura who has now reportedly been redeployed to the military.
Gen. Kayihura served as IGP from 2005, and will mostly be remembered for his relentless efforts to scuttle the opposition during his 13-year tenure.