Inspector general of police Martin Okoth Ochora has closed Muyenga police station which was established near the home of former Inspector General of police Gen Kale Kayihura.
The post which has been a stone throw from Kayihura’s Muyenga home has been hosting over 33 police officers attached to it who have been ordered to leave it immediate effect.
According to the internal Memo issued by IGP Ochola informed the all directors that He has taken a decision to close down Muyenga Community police station due to complaints from the area. Even the land owner wants to use his land for other purposes.
The document seen by this investigative website says “We are relocating the police station and officers to other stations like Bukasa and Kisugu”.
It is indicated that the decision to close down this station was reached at during the last week’s police advisory committee that sat at police headquarters.
Police spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima confirmed the closure of this police station.
Kayima added that, “the land owner wants to develop his land because it wasn’t ours”.
Police recently started closing 1,663 police posts around the country following spates of attacks on them by criminals, in which several officers have been killed and guns robbed.
This is in response to Police Council’s decision to close the posts and revert operations to sub-county headquarters arose out of their vulnerability and their ineffectiveness to respond to crime scenes.