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Crime preventers’ leaders get armed guards

Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura. File photo.

Police have decided to give protection to leaders of National Crime Preventers Forum (NCPF) after unknown persons pinned posters on the homes and offices of NCPF leaders demanding them to denounce Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura in 14 days or be attacked.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police commander, Mr Frank Mwesigwa,  on Monday confirmed the news and met the crime preventers’ leaders to assess the threats.

“They recorded statements and police have provided them security. We are also investigating the people behind the threats,” he said.

Our source who attended the meeting said, seven leaders of crime preventers have been accorded two police guards each to cater for their security.

Brian Mauso, the NCPF deputy coordinator, confirmed the threats and said they have reported the cases to police.

“Police have strengthened our security after we reported the case to them,” Mauso told PML Daily.

National Crime Preventers Forum led by Mr Blaise Kamugisha was established by Police chief Kayihura and they were instrumental in the security of the 2016 general elections.

Police say they have more than 11 million crime preventers in the country.

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