IGP Apologises To Church For Disrupting Clan Meeting

IGP Okoth Ochola

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Okoth Ochola has apologized to the Catholic Church fraternity over the disruptions caused during the Mbogo clan thanksgiving ceremony on Saturday where police used teargas to disperse people from the event.


The apologies were delivered by a delegation of senior police officers led by AIGP Asan Kasingye, the Chief Political Commissioner Police to Rtd Emeritus John Baptist Kagwa at his home in Masaka.

“Today, I led a delegation of senior officers on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, to purposely meet the Rtd Emeritus John Baptist Kagwa at his home in Masaka and delivered apologies to him, his family and the catholic church fraternity, over the disruptions caused during the thanksgiving ceremony of the Mbogo clqan at the clan headquarters in Mugulu village, in Singo.” Asan Kasingye said in a statement.

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According to the statement, the IGP carried out a thorough review and evaluation of the incident and acknowledges the operational lapse which led to the use of teargas that spread and impacted on the congregation and the public.

“He extended further apologies in addition to the earlier ones made, regarding this regrettable incident,” he added.

The IGP also applauded the Bishop for his resilient and steadfast leadership during this disruptive incident by the territorial Police.

“He further requested that all leaders (including religious leaders) should always involve the Police in programmes such as these for better coordination during this Covid19 pandemic in order to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 transmission among the entire public,” the statement reads in part.

“The Uganda Police Force Force would like to use this opportunity to thank the general public for the support so far in the fight against the Covid19 pandemic,” Kasingye said.

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