Police have today strongly cautioned the National Unity Platform party president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert to refrain from making pledges of improving the welfare of armed forces as they warn that this could trigger divisions internally.
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Addressing journalists today at the Uganda Media Centre, the CID spokesperson, Charles Twiine who spoke on behalf of Fred Enanga disregarded Bobi Wine’s pledges saying that they are next to impossible. “There are politicians who are misleasing our police officers. There is no police officer who deserves a good life. We are contended in our poverty. We join the police to serve, not earn,” Charles Twiine remarked. “How are you going to raise the said UGX 1 million for each police officer? You need about 22 trillion to do that. Where will you get the funds? As police, we will not allow politicians like Bobi Wine to mislead our forces,” he added.
One of the Mpigi police officers who survived a heavy downpour this yearAsked which section of the law he’s quoting to dismiss Bobi Wine’s manifesto, Charles Twiine stammered and simply said that the police has all the powers to block any presidential candidate if he or she does not cease making ‘harmful propaganda’.
On Tuesday moments after his nomination, Kyagulanyi pledged to elevate the welfare of the members of the armed forces. In his manifesto, Kyagulanyi says he is to improve the payments of all members of the armed forces with the least paid earning at least UGX 1 million. He further pledges to ensure that promotions are given on merit and not ‘who knows who’ as case is under the current Museveni system. Bobi further adds that under his reign, the housing of police officers will be improved and their children will be educated from elementary school up to university.