A reliable source at the police training facility told URN that the training of Military Police Personnel is party of the security strategies being implemented ahead of the 2021 General elections.
military police officers are undergoing training in motorcycle patrol and basic
cycling skills under the Uganda Police Driving and Riding training wing.
have been undergoing training for the last two weeks at the Kibuli based
They were recommended by the Military Police management and
handed over to police trainers.
A reliable source at the police
training facility told URN that the training of Military
Police Personnel is party of the security strategies being implemented ahead of
the 2021 General elections.
"This is not the only group. We expect more. They are
being given basic riding skills, which can be used in patrol duties. They will
use these skills especially during the upcoming elections," the source
Military Police, which under Uganda people's Defense Forces-UPDF,
usually backs up Uganda Police Forces in law enforcement, maintaining law and
order as well as riot control.
Personnel conduct both motorized and foot patrols in Kampala and various hotspots across the country during elections.
Spokesperson, Fred Enanga has confirmed the ongoing training, saying they are only
helping the Military Police management.
"They approached us and wanted to use our training
facility but also for our trainers to help train their officers," Enanga
The Military Police Officers are being trained by two police
driving and riding instructors who are part of the team that trains police