By; Jjunju Francis
The unexpected reshuffle of the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura continues to cause public opinion with many calling it a blindfold.
President Museveni dropped General Kayihura and replaced him with his assistant Martin Okoth Ochola.
A senior accountant in Kampala Lenard Ssekanjako says it would require a police officer who has not been close to Gen. Kayihura to take over the force clearly in line with the police force but not bring in Brig, Steven Saabit Muzeyi as the Deputy IGP
General Edward Kalekezi Kayihura, a lawyer by profession from Makerere University and a serving military officer who joined the National Resistance Army the then a rebel group that toppled the late President Miltion Obot’s regime in 1982, after completing his Master of Laws at the London School of Economics in 1982, at only 26 years of age .
Kayihura 63, is a son to the Catherine Mukarwamo and late John Komuluyange Kalekezi, he trained for Army Command courses in Nanjing, China, at Nasser Military Academy, Cairo, Egypt and at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama, United States.
He has served As an Aide de Camp to the Commander of the Mobile Brigade, a Staff Officer in the Office of the Assistant Minister of Defence, Chief Political Commissar, Operational Commander of the UPDF forces in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Military Assistant to the president and as headed the Anti-Smuggling Unit in Uganda Revenue Authority.
He was appointed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in 2005 replacing General Edward Katumba Wamala a position he has held for 13 years as the second military head officer in Uganda’s Police Force.