Potbellied police

Uganda’s police chief, Major General Kale Kayihura, thinks his officers are too overweight. Speaking to journalists last Saturday morning, he said:

“It is unhealthy for a police officer or anyone active in the forces to have a potbelly. We are going to dedicate our time to work on this. We want a fit force.”

He reiterated the message later that evening:

“The biggest problem in the force is lack of training. Some of the officers have refused to do training but Ugandans deserve a fit Police force. Whoever cannot cope should go.”

An impressive message. So where did Maj Gen Kayihura make his comments?

The first were “at the breakfast organised by the National Council of Sports”, while the evening remarks were “at a dinner at Fang Fang Restaurant in Kampala”.


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