President Museveni on Thursday said he was able to remove the “bean weevil” that was infecting the Uganda police force hence hope that security will improve.
The bean weevils or seed beetles are a subfamily of beetles, now placed in the family Chrysomelidae, though they have historically been treated as a separate family.
This weevil that president said he removed is Gen Kale Kayihura who was sacked over the weekend and replaced with Okoth Ochola as the new Inspector General of Police.
While presiding over the International Women’s Day celebrations at Busubizi Primary Teachers College Grounds in Mityana District, the president promised to install CCTV cameras in towns.
“We are going to make sure all major towns have eyes everywhere. We are going to fight battles with these criminals.”
He added: “We had captured the criminals but police had been infested by weevils.”
He cited the case of those who were murdering women in Entebbe saying they are now in prison.
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“The ones I don’t know yet are the ones who murdered Joan Kagezi, the muslim clerics and Felix Kaweesi.”
On the issue of crime, Museveni said he concentrated on defining terrorists in the bush. No one should worry that Uganda is in any kind trouble.
“But we now have criminals and murderers in town, it’s becoming a problem we have to tackle.”
He appealed to appeal to MPs, that in the budgeting after dealing with big issues like security, roads, and hospitals, they should put more money in the wealth funds because this is now the bank which can enable these women develop their own properties.