The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has pledged his life in service of President Museveni and the people of Uganda.
Kaihura was speaking during a thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate achievements made by his father, late John Kalekyezi, held at Isaaza Grounds in Kisoro Municipality in South Western Uganda.
“You have demonstrated and I don’t have to tell these people because they can bare testimony to it, the kind of programs you have initiated, you are concerned for the masses of the poor, but its only we (government) who have failed you, yet you have trusted us with responsibility,” he said.
“I thank you for the opportunity you gave me to serve and I promise that for the remaining time of my life, work even more not to disappoint you,” he added.
Kayihura later offered gifts to Museveni which included; a spear, shield and a frame of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party symbol-the bus.
“I thank Kayihura for being a good cadre of the NRM, he has worked hard,” President Museveni said.
He also hailed Kayihura’s father, the late John Karekyezi as a selfless Pan-Africanist, who resisted colonialism and imperialism.
“Kalekyezi was a great Ugandan Pan-Africanist who supported Africa’s anti-colonial movements. He is father of our Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura. I am glad he left a great legacy and the community is setting up a science institute in his memory. I also thank Gen Kayihura for keeping his father’s legacy alive and celebrating him,” he said.
John Kalekyezi died in 1960 in a plane crash from Cairo to Russia and at the time of his death, he was working as a representative of the Uganda National Congress in Cairo.
Meanwhile at the same event, Edward Muhima, the retired Bishop for Kigezi diocese lashed out at the opposition for failure to recorgnise achievements made by Museveni and the NRM.
Chief Justice, Mr. Bart Katureebe, State Minister for Water, Hon. Ronald Kibuule, State for Regional Affairs, Hon. Philemon Mateke, Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. David Muhoozi, visiting Rwandan Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel Gasana, Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija and BufumbiraEast MP. Hon. Nsaba Buturo, among others, attended the ceremony.