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FBI rewards Uganda police chief Kayihura for fighting terrorism

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The US department of justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has recognized Inspector General of Police (IGP) for his ‘superb cooperation in combating international terrorism.’

Without giving, details, police said on its different social media platforms.

Gen. Kayihura was yesterday awarded a certificate in recogniation of his service by the Federal chief.

Ugandan security agencies have of recent been recognising for their efforts in promoting regional security and the fight against terrorism which has a become a global challenge.

Last month, president Yoweri Museveni received a message from the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Uganda for such efforts and expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful reception extended to him and his delegation when they visited Uganda in July this year.

“My visit was an opportunity for me not only to officially launch Israel’s return to Africa, but also to publicly reaffirm Israel’s commitment to the ongoing battle against global terrorism, in the spirit of Entebbe,” Premier Netanyahu said.

Following the 2010 twin bombings in Kabalagala and Kyadondo, both Kampala suburbs, security was stepped up and a number of people arrested prosecuted. Seven of them were convicted and sentnced.

Under IGP Kayihura’s leadership, several several suapecta were arrested and are currently being prosecuted following the senseless killings of Muslim clerics last year and early this year.

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