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Police Admit Crowd Handling Mistakes in Kampala Review Meet

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.
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.

 

The two day workshop has been called by Kampala Metropolitan Commander, Andrew Felix Kaweesi to draw strategies and avoid scenarios that caused public concern as police quelled riots.

 

The Uganda Police continues to take the number one position in violation of human rights especially when handling civil unrest.

 

Kampala Metropolitan Police covers the areas of Kampala district, Wakiso, Mukono, Entebbe and parts of Mpigi.

 

The group which is meeting at Imperial Royale in Kampala has already finished watching clips especially those involved in Besigye’s walk to work, a clip in where a policeman held and squeezed the breast of FDC’s Igrid Turinawe.

 

Others involved clips where policemen beat up Journalists and destroyed their cameras as they dispersed walk to work demonstrators.

 

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Ibn Senkumbi said they were meeting in the performance evaluation and planning workshop to review how police worked last year.

 

Senkumbi said that there were operational mistakes that policemen committed while executing their duties during walk to work, while handling violence in high institutions of higher learning and how crowds that were protesting poor roads and bad administration of markets were handled.

 

Senkumbi explained police were looking at the management to see how best to handle such situations in future.

 

Senkumbi accepted that they were mistakes that policemen had committed that need to be corrected as police renew their resolve block walk to work demonstrations.

 

The Inspector General of Police Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura is also expected to address the officers on the second day of the two day evaluation and planning workshop.

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