Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto regional police spokesperson said that during the operation 58 vehicles were impounded. Longole says that the traffic officers ensured that all the defaulters were tasked to clear their dues.
Those suspended include Assistant Superintendent of Police Ruth Katusiime, the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department boss. The identities of the other six officers are not yet revealed. The suspensions come just a day after Sam Kigula, the LC 5 Chairperson of Nakasongola District complained to General Kayihura that the officers overstepped their mandate by carrying out arrests beyond their areas of operations.
The Inspector General of Police has asked sub county and district councils to allocate funds in their budgets to fuel of Police vehicles during operations. The police budget was reduced from Shillings 612 billion shillings in 2014/15 to Shillings 516 billion in the current Financial Year and that in the 2017/18, the budget will be cut further to Shillings 506 billion.
According to police sources, Baroza has also been giving orders to senior commanders and police directors since he was elevated from the rank of Superintendent of Police to Assistant Commissioner of Police in January 2016.
Calm has returned to Lwengo after two days of protest following the rearrest of a well known businessman wanted for murder. Ronald Kabenge, a businessman, is accused of murdering Moses Ssamula, a fellow businessman of Mbirizi town in Lwengo district.
In a bid to further improve their human rights record, over 300 operational officers from Kampala Metropolitan Police are meeting in Kampala to evaluate their success last year and find solutions to their failures.