The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, on Wednesday appeared before the defence committee of parliament to update the house on the progress of community policing.
The police chief vowed to crack down criminals using ‘mayumba kumi’ approach to community policing.
Kayihura told the committee that the crime rate of 2017 was lower compared to previous years.
The committee was interfacing with officials from the ministry of Internal Affairs made up of police, prisons and immigration departments.
Kayihura used the opportunity to lash out at his critics saying they pick on him but forget the army commander, Gen David Muhoozi, yet UPDF soldiers too are committing crimes.
“I have never heard the CDF being blamed yet there are many soldiers on trial. I should be treated fairly like other public officers,” Kayihura complained.
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The police chief also explained the release on bond of Paddy Sserunjogi aka Sobbi, the leader of the infamous Kifeesi gang.
Sobbi and his accomplices Shafiq Kasozi and Twaha Tim were reportedly handed over to Internal Security Organisation [ISO].
“We didn’t release him that he is free, he still has files with us but there is a sister security agency [ISO] that has issues with him,” Kayihura told the committee.
Earlier, Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, told press that Sobbi was released on bond amid investigations into the allegations of murder and working with Police officers in commission of crimes.
Kayihura says they are still investigating how Sobbi got out of police cells in Nalufenya detention facility in Jinja district.