Kayihura reigns in on ‘Teargas’
The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has urged police to stop using teargas to control crowd violence but opt for other means of crowd control like the use of water cannons.
Kayihura said that some of the officers were now firing teargas and bullets just to show off and that he would not tolerate reckless behaviour among officers.
The Police boss was also very upset that police was not using shields, which all civilized countries use during riots.
Kayihura was meeting District Police Commanders, Officers in charge of Stations from key areas near around the Kampala Metropolitan District, and crime preventers.
On Thursday last week, the Minister of Finance Matiya Kasaijja while at a workshop cautioned the Minister of Internal affairs to reign in on Police so that they do not unnecessarily use teargas, which he said was affecting the country’s economy and had tarnished Uganda’s image abroad and made the country an unattractive investment destination.