The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, yesterday appointed Emilian Kayima new Police Spokesperson. Kayima replaces Assistant Inspector General of Police, Asan Kasingye, who had been appointed police spokesperson in March this year after the gunning down of then police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Kaweesi was gunned down near his home in Kulambiro.
In a communiqué passed to all units, Kayihura said he was delinking, the office of police spokesperson from the political commissariat because the biggest challenge facing police now is dominant negative attitude and values which can only be sustainable cured through political education. Kasingye has been doubling as police spokesperson and Chief Police Commissar (CPC).
“In order to enable CPC concentrate on improving the ideological quality of police officers, and the constabulary through political education, am delinking once again the office of the police spokesperson from the political commissariat,” Kayihura said.
Kayihura further ordered CPC to propose an urgent programme of political education for the units, and setting up of police school of political education which must begin this financial year with the help of UPDF political commissar Brig Matsiko.
“As we discussed, you should in the course of December this year after the Police Council meeting arrange a seminar for all officers ; graduands of NALI, Kyankwanzi to give you a head start,” he said in his notice.
According to New Vision, Kasingye said it was difficult for him to hold two offices. The spokesperson docket took most of his time saying the IGP had briefed him about the changes.
“What the IGP has done is to separate the two offices. Kayima becomes the Police Spokesperson,” Kasingye explained.
“I won’t have the leisure to do that as I will be taking leave of Spokesman function to concentrate on Commissariat work,” Kasingye tweeted.