Police to sue media over Kayihura sick stories

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Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura (L) and former director Interpol Uganda Hassan Kasingye

The Uganda police force has threatened legal action against media houses and social media users who continue to allege that the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, is sick.

Kayihura who is currently outside the country, on Monday dismissed reports on social media claiming he is very sick and that he cannot even speak.

Police spokesman, Asan Kasingye, said he had called the IGP on phone and that the police chief was doing well health wise.

Apparently, Kayihura who has been missing on the public scene and silent as the grave, has been outside the country on official duties.

“I have just talked to the IGP,” Kasingye said Monday, emphasising that Kayihura was not happy with those claiming he is sick.

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“He is so mad about these reports of sickness. He is fine and doing official business,” Kasingye said, explaining that his boss is actually in Turkey on official duties.

The police chief last featured in the news recently after being grilled by President Yoweri Museveni over a deteriorating security situation in the country.

Critics had imagined that Kayihura decided to lie low like an envelope after being scolded by his boss, which is not the case.

“He will be back in the course of the week,” Kasingye noted, clarifying that if such reports did not stop, police would have no choice but to take legal action.

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