There has been a lot of speculation on the future of crime preventers following the removal of Gen Kale Kayihura from the office of Inspector General of Police.
While the new IGP Okoth Ochola is expected to give the final word on the fate of the 11 million crime preventers, Kayihura has already offered himself to serve police in this capacity.
The National Coordinator of crime preventers, Blaise Kamugisha, this week said they will continue with their work because they serve the country and not particular people as many think.
Kamugisha refuted claims that they are a partisan group arguing that since it is a Presidential Initiative and their patron is not himself partisan, there is no way they would be.
On Friday, Kamugisha was spotted in Rukungiri town where he was invited by the president during his tour of Nyakagyeme Sub-county, according to state house sources.
The crime preventers’ boss spent the whole day with the president although edge.ug was unable to ascertain what exactly the two discussed.
We have since tried to contact Kamugisha over the development but in vain.
However, we gathered that by on Thursday, crime preventers’ leaders met new IGP Ochola after assuming office.
The new police chief was pleased with crime preventers’ resolve to continue with their work.
According to the source, their programme will continue and things actually better for crime preventers.