Uganda Police Force on Wednesday stared evicting families of its own officers from city barracks.
Most of the wives of the affected officers in Kabalagala and Katwe barracks in Kampala were left in tears after the eviction team threw their propery out of the houses they have been living in.
The eviction comes days after police warned officers residing in affected barracks to vacate.
Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said more than 1,000 police officers would be affected by the eviction.
“We gave them enough time. They had two weeks to prepare and vacate the barracks,” told the media.
According to Kayima, they had agreed that officers who had been transferred to other places be evicted to give room for the new officers.
He explained that it would be unfair for police officers who have been transferred to continue occupying together with their families their former working stations when the new officers have nowhere to put up.