Thursday, 2 August 2012
The Inspector General of police visits Kasese
By: Kasese E-Society The Inspector General of police has announced an overhaul in the police force deployed in Kasese District in an effort to strengthen community policing programme in the district. Lt. General Kale Kayihura said this on Monday 31/07/2012 while addressing a press conference at the Kasese police station in Kasese town. He noted that Kasese being a conflict prone area needs a very strong police force that can curtail such a scenario. He revealed that investigations about Friday’s attack on a police station at Muhokya in Kasese indicate that the attackers belonged to the Rwenzururu Veterans under the leadership of Ragio Hangi Kyakunukire who is also on the run. He warned politicians against using tensions in the district to popularize the community. He reported that both the Basongora elders and the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu have appreciated the dialogue approach in resolving the current tension among the two tribes. Kayihura however noted that there were genuine concerns about the minority and regional imbalances in Kasese district. He added that whereas there are conflicts with ethnic inclinations but Kasese district was also faced with a rift between Busongora and Bwera areas in relation to resource and leadership balance. He challenged those to engage in the proposed dialogue to willing handle these issues so as to achieve lasting peace in Kasese district.