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Vol 59 No 4

Published 23rd February 2018


An inspector calls, no longer

Once Museveni's devoted chief enforcer, General Kale Kayihura has fallen from grace in a tussle for security control

Once regarded as the most powerful general in Ugandan internal security circles, the Inspector General of Police, General Kale Kayihura, has fallen from President Yoweri Museveni's favour. Kayihura amassed his power by gathering to the police new competences in surveillance and counterterrorism and assuming responsibility for crushing the political opposition during the 2016 presidential election. The police were at the apex of the security system. Previously, some of these duties were shared by the military and it now seems that it has been able to regain influence at the police's expense. Most of the repressive and surveillance powers have now been handed over to Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI).

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