The national army has dismissed a report claiming President Museveni lost hope in the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura and gave his powers to Commander of Military Police, Brig Sabiiti Muzeeyi.
UPDF spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, was responding reports claiming Kayihura’s powers and resources had been transferred to Military Police.
The reports started circulating after Kayihura was reprimanded by Museveni over the deteriorating security situation in the country and his subsequent trip to Turkey.
Karemire insists that military police as a specialised Unit of the UPDF, continues to be resourced from the budget appropriated for the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs.
“Military Police and its leadership continue to execute their core mandate “
which includes but not limited to maintaining discipline in the UPDF, providing security to key national installations as well as supporting other security agencies in keeping law and order when called upon,” Karemire said in a statement.
He added: “There is absolutely no threat or situation that has warranted the shift of core responsibilities and resources from the Uganda Police Force to the Military police.”