By www.mknewslink.com reporter
Gen.Kale Kayihura has finally handed over office officially, applauding President Museveni for giving him chance to serve the country as the Inspector General of Police.
Having served for 12 years,Kayihura was dropped as police boss and replaced by his deputy Martin Okoth Ochola.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Kayihura said it was an honour for him to be the longest serving police boss since independence.
“Its a great moment because I never thought I would be the longest serving IGP.I must appreciate the commander in Chief,”Kayihura said.
A few weeks ago, the new police boss (Ochola) told the parliamentary appointments committee that the force died when Gen.Katumba Wamala left it in 2005.
Speaking of his tenure, Kayihura said he was sorry for any mistakes that he might have committed during his duties.
“If there is anybody whose toes i stepped on, I am sorry. It was not personal but for the good of the country,” he said.
He added,” For any failures, we share them as a team as the successes.”
The new IGP Ochola applauded president Museveni for giving him the opportunity to serve as police boss.
Ochola, however noted that he is grateful to his predecessor whom he said was a key figure in the transformation of the force.
“He played a good role especially in community policing and force ideology. I will continue building on what you started to its conclusion, ”Ochola said.
Source: www.mknewslink.com; a western Uganda news website.