Senior top Security and Intelligence chiefs yesterday held an emergency meeting at the Ministry of Internal Affairs headquarters in Kampala to discuss the clashes between security forces and the supporters of Dr. Kizza Besigye. This is not the first the officers are having indoor meeting over issues concerning Besigye and Bobi wine.
This closed meeting was called on by the Internal Affairs minister, Gen Jeje Odongo, with immediate effect.
Amongst those who attended the meeting was the Defence and Veteran Affairs minister, the Director General of External Security Organisation, his Internal Security Organisation counterpart, the Security Minister, the Inspector General of Police, the Attorney General and Commissioner General of Prisons, the Chief of Defence Forces and the Chief of Military Intelligence.
One of our posters at the ministry tried to get to Gen Odongo about the meeting, he confirmed it, but said they discussed “nothing special.”
When asked why his letter referred to the meeting as “a special session” to discuss defiance, he responded: “Every routine meeting we hold, we focus on a particular issue.”
Earlier this month the Senior army and police chiefs met at Kampala Central Police Station, a staging ground for law enforcement reprisals against most city riots, to plan how to counter anticipated free Bobi Wine protests.
On these continuous meetings, the senior officers are prescribed by law as members of the National Security Council and they are permitted to meet any time in case of any security threat towards the country.