Kayihura to meet Kooki cultural leader over his arrest


The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura is to meet Kooki cultural leader following his arrest by vice president Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi’s security team.

According to a statement issued by police today, the Kamuswaga Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli, the cultural leader of Kooki was arrested and transferred to Masaka police station after he dangerously attempted to overtake the convoy of Mr  Sekandi, in a manner that drew suspicions from his security.

“We want to inform you that the IGP upon learning about the incident intervened and immediately ordered for the release of the cultural leader and extended his apologies to him, his family and the wider Kooki fraternity, over the distress and dishonor it could have caused him,” says AIGP Asan Kasingye, the chairperson of interagency communication task team.

Mr Kasingye further added that Kayihura’s gesture was very much appreciated by the cultural leader as he looks forward to a meeting with the IGP.

“Although the police continue to believe that the incident was based on very poor judgment on the part of the officers, it is going to focus more on the highest standards of conduct of all officers, to ensure that all cultural leaders are afforded the dignity and respect they deserve,” added Mr Kasingye.

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