Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says they (police) have done their work so well over the years that they should nolonger be rated at the normal 100% but probably, something like 105%.
Enanga was appearing at the popular NBS TV Morning Breeze alongside the East African Legislative Assembly Member, Hon Fred Mukasa Mbidde.
The discussion was gauging the police response to the spate of murders in the city.
“With all the work that we police have done, it is worthy to rate us at 105%,” Enanga did not hesitate to point out.
Enanga further observed that the ongoing situation of murders should not be described as a spate of murders but just isolated cases of high profile people.
This week, a top state prosecutor, Joan Kagezi, was shot dead in Kiwatule by gunmen riding on a motorcycle.
According to Mbidde, “We should conclude that what is going on in the country as terrorism and this government has failed the people of Uganda.”
Mbidde said police are doing extreme public relations and convincing Ugandans that they are safe when they are actually not.
“True, the police are close to the people but since they are partisan then they are closer to those who subscribe to similar political interests,” Mbidde said.
In response, Enanga said it was better to look at what is happening in Uganda and other countries like our neighbours like Kenya instead of rushing to discredit the police.
He reiterated Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, emphasising that “Kampala is one of the safest cities in Africa.”
“We have maintained the rule of law in this country and nobody is going to come in and distort that,” continued Enanga.
He added: “I can never admit that there are weaknesses in the investigation and intelligence system of Uganda police because we have one of the best investigation system in the region.”
It should be noted that save for Kagezi’s murder, more three people were gunned down this week in different parts of Kampala.
This also adds on the murder of Muslim clerics in and outside Kampala by gunmen on motorcycles.