Monday April 21 2014

Mbale chairman backs Kayihura in quarrel with Opposition

By David Mafabi

Mbale District chairperson has described Opposition leaders as visionless people who destroy poor people’s property when they demonstrate.
Mr Bernard Mujasi, who is known for being controversial in NRM, said the demands by the Opposition for the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura’s resignation are baseless and indicates that the Opposition are not interested in seeing peace in the country.

“What I know about Opposition is that they are demanding for electoral reforms which must be done well to pave way for democracy and good governance but when they start demanding for the resignation of the IGP, they are over stepping because we need IGP to have peace and order in the country,” said Mr Mujasi.

Mr Mujasi, who was addressing the NRM district delegates conference at Mbale Progressive Secondary School recently, said Ugandans are troublesome and require the likes of IGP Kayihura to pump sense into them to be civil.

Kayihura praised
“And I want to repeat we have peace in this country because of IGP Kayihura and those agitating for his resignation don’t know what they want and should keep quiet. We need to be patriotic to our own country.

We need to help in peace building not in creating mayhem. We need to appreciate that Uganda is now a country responsible for peace in the great lakes region,” said Mr Mujasi.

Opposition politicians recently said Inspector Gen Kayihura should resign over his involvement in the ongoing power play within the ruling NRM party to pave way for a parliamentary probe into what they noted as his partisan conduct.

A probe by a parliamentary select committee will get underway if a motion to be tabled soon succeeds, Opposition politicians revealed at a media briefing in Parliament.

“We have made a demand and we’ll follow it up with a motion,” said Mr Wafula-Oguttu, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, without committing himself as to when they intend to make the move.