In 2018, unsuspecting members of public including several police officers were fleeced of money by a one Geoffrey Kalele, a resident of Kalitumba, Magada Sub county, Namutumba District when he created and used a Facebook page in the names of the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola, to solicit money from them in the pretense of helping them acquire better offices and promotions.
According to sources at the Naguru based police headquarters, Ochola appointed the committee to establish possible loopholes in in the handover report of Assistant Inspector General of Police- AIGP, Godfrey Bangirana, the former Director of Logistics and Engineering Directorate.
Kania also applauded Museveni for the guidance and criticism he gives Uganda Police Force that has often been vital in their daily operations. In his remarks, Museveni said police is a lucky institution because it found an organised structure unlike him who had to build a new army.
The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola communicated the appointment of the military officers in his communication on July 2, 2019. However, in suit against the Attorney General, Mabirizi wants court to declare the appointment of the army officers into Uganda police force illegal and procedurally improper.
While finalizing his tour within Busoga sub-region in Iganga district on Friday, Ochola says that some officers have abandoned the core values of the institution which range from observance of human rights, and teamwork, which have affected the institution’s public image.
In a message delivered by the Internal Affairs Minister, General, Jeje Odongo during the opening of a two day’s police performance review meeting in Jinja district on Thursday, Museveni asked the police leadership to totally eliminate murders and robberies that have reduced public trust in the institution.