Col.Frank Kaka Bagyenda, the Director General of Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has for the first time spoken out on the relationship with police.
The relationship between police and other security organs including the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has been frost in the past few months and this became prominent when they clashed at the home of Christine Mbabazi Muhoza, a suspected girlfriend of slain AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi in Lungujja.
However, Col.Kaka has said the relationship between the two security agencies is good and that they work in unison to fight criminality.
“There have been attempts to portray us like we are having conflict yet we are complementing each other in many areas in order to bring order in society,” Col. Kaka told journalists at ISO headquarters in Nakasero.
He cited the recent spate of murders in Entebbe which he said have been solved because all security agencies including ISO,police and CMI work together for a common goal.
Over twenty women were recently brutally killed in areas of Katabi Town Council in Wakiso District by unknown assailants who first raped them before inserting sticks into their private parts.
However according to the ISO Director General, the spate of murders did not stop by themselves but it was the hand of security agencies working together.
“It was because of collective efforts by all stakeholders in the security docket that we were able to stop the killings.”
The ISO boss revealed that they are willing to work with reformed criminals so as to be able to infiltrate into the networks of criminals so as to break their cartels. He revealed that they have faced a lot of challenges in terms of high rate of criminality especially in the areas of Kampala Metropolitan but said most of these criminals have big networks.
“How can one steal a vehicle from Kampala and it ends up in Arua without being detected? The criminal gangs have formed networks within a period of time and most of them work underground but we have to break them.”
“You arrest one person and has a wide and sophisticated network but we shall work with reformed criminals to infiltrate them so as to reform society,” he added. Col.Kaka emphasised the role of working together between the population and security agencies so as to fight crime in society.
Asked to comment on reports that some individuals in police work with criminals to terrorise society, Col.Kaka said that no one should be castigated but helped to reform.
“It is not good to put it on police alone because all of us are not so clean. It is a big effort we have to clean ourselves collectively as security agencies.”
He said that within a small period of time, the cases of criminality, impunity will be a story of the past.