Why MPs Are Moving To Block The Appointment of Deputy IGP Brig. Sabiiti Muzeei

A section of MPs is now moving to block the appointment of Brig. Sabiiti Muzeei as deputy IGP during Parliament vetting process after Sunday’s reshuffle

The MPs allege that the new deputy IGP Sabiiti Muzeei was among the Special Forces Command security operatives who operationalized the raid at Parliament in December 2017 during the heated deliberations on the controversial amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution that sought to lift the presidential age limit.

Some legislators believe Sabiiti Muzeei’s appointment is a ‘reward’ from the president for his ‘excellent’ performance during the Parliament fracas where some MPs were brutalized and others severally injured.

“It could be a reward for him. President Museveni might have thought this man performed very well in what they did to Parliament. I want to ask President Museveni to have confidence in civilian police. Every time you choose to put the army in police, you bring a man who came to Parliament and did what he did and you think he deserves a reward; then it’s so unfortunate,” MP Kassanda North Nsamba Patrick.

Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago also said the new IGP Okoth Ochola is competent but he will not be the one who will be ‘calling the shots’ but rather his deputy Brig. Sabiiti Muzeei.

“I have no doubt in Mr. Okoth Ochola's competences but I’m not sure he’ll be the one to call the shots. His deputy, Brig Sabiiti Muzeei is the one who’ll call the shots,” said Lukwago.

Dissenting Views

However, MPs belonging to the ruling party have praised the appointment of Brig. Sabiiti Muzeei as deputy IGP saying he is intelligent and deserved the position.

“I have known Brig. Sabiiti Muzeei for quite a long time. He has been heading military of the whole forces and I think he is quite intelligent,” Hon. James Kakooza

“It is not a reward for Sabiiti to deputize the IGP for beating us here in Parliament. He was commanding the SFC before, had he beaten us here?” Hon. Twinamatsiko Onesmus.

The newly appointed youthful deputy IGP Sabiiti Muzeei is optimistic about his new role in the Uganda Police Force and is looking forward to serve with dedication.

“There is no worry. In service, wherever you go you serve with dedication. The biggest principle in life is love. If you love yourself and neighbor, then you’ll do what is good for humanity,” Muzeei says.

Quick Facts About Brig. Sabiiti Muzeei

  • His father participated in the NRA bush war with President Museveni from 1981-1986
  • Joined the army in 1997
  • He is a close friend to the president's son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
  • Has commanded the PPU & PGB, deputy commanded Special Forces Command (SFC).
  • Was serving as the commander of Uganda's Military Police
  • He trained in Russia in 2017 for a military course

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