Kayihura camps in Kitgum after MPs query guns


Gen Kayihura embarking from the chopper

The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, is currently in Kitgum Municipality where a surge in illegal gun possession has been reported.

During plenary chaired by Deputy Speaker Oulanyah on Wednesday, Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Anywar complained about increased cases of shooting in Kitgum, saying people think Police is not doing anything.

“We have a market at the boarder with South Sudan that is selling guns, they go for 2000 or 3000 shillings,” she told parliament.

MP Lanyero Sarah Ochieng said there have been people gunned down in Lamwo and that the security says the guns are from South Sudan.

Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa promised to instruct the minister in charge to explain what the security ministry has done so far to confiscate the guns.

As a measure on Thursday, Kayihura boarded a police helicopter together with Anywar and Kitgum District Woman MP Margret Lamwaka Odwar.

He will hold a meeting with security officials in the district and see how to resolve the situation.

Kayihura’s visit comes a day after former Uganda Revenue Authority employee Tony Olanya who was shot dead by unknown assailants at his home in Ayul A in Pager Division.

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