Sipi Regional Police Commander, Gerald Twishime, who led a brutal attack on FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, has been fired.
On January 6, 2016, people in Bukwo district blocked Besigye’s convoy demanding that he visits Tariet Internally Displaced People’s [IDP].
Besigye obliged especially after people cried out saying they had been evicted from their lands by government and forced to live in a camp with squalid conditions.
However, enroute the camp, Besigye was stopped by the overzealous Sipi RPC Twishime who led a brutal assault on Besigye’s team although the area DPC had approved the visit.
Twishime’s officers fired live bullets and teargas at the crowd injuring an old man who was shot in the legs.
Also injured were FDC Secretary General, Nathan Nandala Mafabi, Besigye, Secretary for Mobilisation, Ingrid Turinawe, Amin Sadick and Sserwanga, a policeman given by the electoral commission to guard Besigye.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura ordered Twishime fired.
Kayihura, according to Uganda Radio Network, issued a radio message directing Twishime to report to the Human Resource Department at the Police headquarters immediately.
Diana Nandawula, the acting Sippi Regional Police Spokesperson, told URN that the RPC had been transferred “normally”.
Kayihura transferred Musa Nabende, the Savannah Regional Police Commander to replace Twishime.
Besigye had warned that Twishime would be the first to be fired once FDC took power.