Senior police officers are grappling with pressure as they sweat over whether they will retain their offices in the wake of sweeping reshuffles in the security agencies designed to replace old officers with young, loyal cadres.
After announcing sweeping changes in the Army this week, the axe is now going to be wielded in the Police Force.
This website understands that a wide-ranging reshuffle of senior police officers is on the cards and old officers will be replaced with younger cadres who harbour unflinching loyalty to the establishment and the First Son Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba in particular.
Police Divisions in Kampala Metropolitan will be placed under the command of officers who are not afraid to employ brute force to contain any political demonstrations orchestrated by the Opposition kingpin Kizza Besigye.
President Museveni will consider the matter of reshuffles in the Police when he returns from Mali where he is attending the Africa-France security summit. In Mali, he has also scheduled meetings with Kenya’s Vice President William Samoei Ruto to discuss Al-shabaab terrorism.
Inspector General of Police(IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura is under intense pressure as he enters the final year of his 3-year contract.
There are many Generals opposed to the renewal of his contract on grounds that he has brutalized the Police Force and turned it into a mafia outfit of sorts.