President Yoweri Museveni has sent strong warning to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, for senseless arrests of youth for allegedly being idle and disorderly.
Museveni made the remarks on Monday while launching the State House anti-corruption unit at Kololo independence grounds.
Museveni warned that the police against mounting useless roadblocks, traffic police are still taking bribes stating that such behaviour won’t be tolerated.
“The army is no longer on the roadblocks; the parasites on the roads are the traffic police,” said the president.
He went on: “I also hear that in the Kampala area, they (parasites) get youth on the account of being idle and disorderly.”
He urged the police to desist from such behaviour describing the police act as “colonial nonsense”.
“How do you get someone for being idle and disorderly in their own country?” he wondered.
He reveals that he had cautioned the former police chief General Kale Kayihura against such nonsense.
“I’m now telling the new police leadership to stop it,” he warns.
Martin Okoth Ochola was appointed the Inspector General of Police early this year replacing General Kale Kayihura who was a police chief for close to 13 years.
Kayihura was later arrested and charged in military court martial in regards to his activities as police chief.