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Police starts recovering property from crime preventers

The police top management has ordered police commanders at different police stations across the country to recover all police property in the hands of crime preventers.  

These include among others office furniture, T-shirts, computers, laptops and motorcycles. The property was given to the crime preventers by the former inspector general of police Kale Kayihura to facilitate their work.  

Crime preventers

He also favoured the crime preventers and gave them lucrative procurement deals in the force. Kayihura used the crime preventers to spy on his officers, which created hatred among the two groups. Police records indicate that there are more than 11 million crime preventers under the leadership of Crime Preventers Association of Uganda.

Some of the crime preventers received training at Kabalye police training school as part of the community policing program. The crime preventers also received more than 1300 motorcycles from Kayihura through their national coordinator, Blaze Kamugisha to ease their operations in different parts of the country.

The directorate of logistics of police has already evicted the crime preventers from their Naguru based offices. Apparently, district and divisional commanders have also begun recovering motorcycles and t-shirts from the crime preventers.

Patrick Onyango, the deputy police spokesperson, says the decision to recover police property in the hands of crime preventers stems from the president's announcement that they will now be under the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) reserve force.

"I remember a while back, my boss the president said that crime preventers are now under the UPDF. When you are moving from one agency to another, you leave the equipment you have been using there. It's on this basis that if they are going there, they should leave all the police equipment that they have been using with us"

The decision by police to recover its property hasn't gone down well with some of the crime preventers. On Monday, some crime preventers intercepted the president at Queen's Way along Entebbe road and accused police of harassment and taking away their motorcycles. The president was in a hurry but promised to meet the crime preventers later.

Attempts to speak to Kamugisha, the national coordinator of crime preventers and his deputy, Brian Mauso, were futile as they would neither pick nor return our calls.


+5 #1 Phalanch 2018-05-17 17:28
You see , The first thing u need when building up a nation is the constitution.
Why? b'se it is the source of culture and values , The laws that keeps everything and anything in check and straight line that guides all walks of life .

However once that is gone up in frames , what is left is a ghost nation drifting aimlessly without destination in plan and it's fate is nothing but disintegration.

Imagine this, If there was a real police force in place , then what are " crime preventers" and under what law r they ?????
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+3 #2 Lakwena 2018-05-17 19:06
In other words, now that the proverbial carpet is being removed from under them (crime preventers; what an embarrassment to their Godfather Gen Kayihura!
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+3 #3 gatashimana 2018-05-17 20:21
When you're a populist and a leader then making good decisions becomes impossible.

The law would require that the police retains their equipment but a populist would want to please the crime preventers once again stepping on other decision makers toes.

In one village that I won't mention, almost all the motorcycles that were given to the crime preventers are missing in action.
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+1 #4 Lysol 2018-05-18 00:31
Gestapo KK might have had a different plan for his kadogo militias; although one wonders if he was just "doing his job", by obeying orders from his boss.
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0 #5 gwok 2018-05-18 12:46
Quoting Lysol:
Gestapo KK might have had a different plan for his kadogo militias; although one wonders if he was just "doing his job", by obeying orders from his boss.

He only took too long planning it. It was obvious that KK was building an alternative military with the capability that would / could enable him to face up to M7 or even appoint himself our president, his guts allowing.

What is not clear is if / whether the Late Kaweesi was in the "knowing" of that.

Anyway, the broad daylight liquidation of Mr. Kaweesi rattled Gen KK & his plans and thereafter it was just a matter of damage limitation for Gen KK. We know the result of that.
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0 #6 Jama 2018-05-20 01:45
My friends you have been squeezed like a sugarcane which has been emptied of its sweet juice and become undesirable.

You have unawarely fulfilled your mission of protecting the uprooting of both term age limit

So now you're persona non a grata. Don't complain but hand over gorvnment properties.

And learn to think twice before you're manipulated like robots.you should understand that your organization is completely illegal.

A normal parliament in a normal state cannot permit the existence of your notorious organization .
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