Press Release: Inform the Media on the rumors of the Assassination of IGP Kayihura in Kasese District (25.03.2016)
This is to inform the public that there are claims in certain sections of the media that the IGP, Gen. Kale Kayihura, had escaped an assassination attempt and alleged plot against his life, while conducting a security threat assessment and peace building campaign in the Rwenzori Regions. It is surprising that some wrong and anti-peace elements, were promoting such claims that have been recklessly picked and concocted further by selected media houses, for reasons best known to them.
We do categorically state that these claims by the media are blatant lies and fabrications because no such attempt had taken place. The IGP is alive and well, and all these allegations about his safety are mere propaganda by selfish opportunists.
It is evident that the IGP in close coordination with sister security agencies, cultural and civic leaders, have tremendously contributed to curtailing further attacks, and working hard to contain the general security situation. During the various interventions to restore and keep peace, there were no threats directed against them. The security situation has greatly improved with increased visibility and vigilance and very soon, the region will be fully stabilized and business environment fully restored.
We therefore, call upon all peace loving Ugandans, and in particular residents from the Rwenzori Region, to ignore such claims and keep up their dream of working together to restore peace and safety in the Rwenzori Region.
AIGP ASAN KASINGYE
CHAIRPERSON INTER AGENCY COMMUNICATION TASK TEAM