Police Organizes Marathon To Raise Funds For Acid Victims

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IGP Kale Kayihura

The Uganda Police Force has organized a mega marathon in memory of the late John Charles Akii-Bua aimed at raising funds for acid victims.

This marathon is one of the commemorative activities covering a period of 6 months as Police celebrates 100 years of existence.

The D-day of the marathon is Sunday 25th May 2014 and is being organized by the Police Council, together with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura and former IGPs.

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga will be the chief runner of the day.

Gen Kayihura said they will hold commemorative activities in celebration of the 100 years through a period of 6 months starting 25th May to 3rd October.

He said the Police have many reasons to celebrate because they are a critical pillar of any state.

“Police is a critical pillar of any state. We have seen a number of states in Africa and in other parts of the world crumble. That we have gone this far is a cause for celebration,” Kayihura said.

Kayihura also noted that the time will be used to improve the image of Police especially with the negative perceptions that has been created.

“Given the continued negative perceptions about the Uganda Police, many times exaggerated or misplaced, we intend to use the celebrations to improve the police image,” he said.
Some of the activities that will be carried out during the period of 6 months include; paying tribute to the heroes of the Uganda Police (especially those who lost their lives in the line of duty).

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