By Nkonge I Kaggwa
The Ugandan opposition has rendered the country’s Police Chief, Major Kale Kayihura incompetent, following the disappearance of classified tapes that recently leaked and made public by social media icon Tom Voltaire Okwalinga ( TVO).
In a press conference presided over by the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) President Olara Otuunu at the Ugandan parliament on 15th April, the Ugandan opposition demanded that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kayihura steps down to protect the image of the Uganda Police Force ( UPF) because the leaked tapes feature him interrogating several people particularly those opposed to the National Resistance Movement party (NRM) but more especially President Yoweri Museveni.
Olara Otunnu told the media that the information that has now gone viral and being circulated by TVO spill a lot of dirt on the IGP who is trying to train individuals to testify against those who are in the opposition or against the Ugandan President. He added that in other voice recordings, Kayihura is trying to malign politicians and advising the youths never to consider Ugandan Prime minister Amama Mbabazi’s intension to contest for presidency, come 2016, which is continuously causing a lot of hullabaloo in the country today.
“Sadly, the revelations contained in the recently released Kayihura tapes concerning the operations of the youths livelihood program have borne out our worst fears in this regard”, Otuunu retorted. He noted that the IGP’s involvement is so alarming and subversive to the public because it completely undermines the authenticity and legitimate role of the IGP as a non- partisan custodian of public law and order of our country.