Problems of police and military are because they have been compromised by the ruling NRM, which expects the two security bodies to protect its wrongs.
This was revealed by former FDC president Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye during a press conference at his Katonga office this morning. He says police is there to sustain NRM in power.
Besigye says some people are favored, kicking out professionalism from the forces. He claims the president prefers individuals being loyal to him, instead of the nation they serve.
He was reacting to the firing of IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura and the security minister Maj. Gen. Henry Tumukunde.
According to Besigye, all officers who have been ignored by president Museveni are frustrated and resort to beating up people on the streets, adding that his several detentions have been an example of impunity harbored by the ruling NRM.
“Trumped up charges, you remember the case of treason in 2005, they were saying we were rebels of the peoples redemption army, eventually I got bail, others could not, but after they got bail one year later, they were violently re-arrested at the High Court, even in front of judges” Besigye said.
He added that Kayihura was at the forefront of failing all opposition meetings by wrongly enforcing the public management act. “But whenever any political party wants to hold a meeting, Kayihura says you have not satisfied the public order management act, the meeting is disallowed” Besigye said.
An angry Besigye says Kayihura had become a source of patronage, a political blocker who would call and pay people to support the ruling NRM.
The four time presidential candidate says Kayihura as a humen being, is fine. “He is not someone who set out to be a bad person, no. he is in many ways like Mayombo. Good people, who offer themselves to be used in a manner that projects them as terrible creatures. Kayihura is a very intelligent man too, his actions is not without knowledge and consideration” he added.
He chose to be a psychopath, I have seen a few psychopaths like Kayihura.