Police is closing down a station located in Muyenga, a Kampala suburb which was started by former police chief, Kale Kayihura, to curb crime in the area.
SSP Emilian Kayima, Police Public Relations Officer, says the force took a decision to close down this police station given the fact that the land unto which is “not ours and the registered owners want to develop it”.
He added: “We have agreed with the owners and have dully communicated to the community about this development.”
However, the community of Muyenga and the country in general ought to know that police are not about to close the two other stations namely, Bukasa and Kisugu.
He said the rumours circulating should be treated with the contempt they deserve.
The process of relocating the police officers and all assets will soon start.
“We shall strengthen the other stations and we guarantee the security and safety of residents in Muyenga and the surrounding environs,” Kayima said.
Kayihura is still languishing in prison at Makindye military barracks.
He was arrested from his Lyantonde home a month or so ago for several crimes that have not yet been made public.