Tough-as-nails Brigadier Elly Kayanja is fighting for his life after being attacked by a cocktail of diseases, Xclusive UG can reliably reveal. Kayanja- famous for his no nonsense Operation Wembley- has been on life support at Nakasero Hospital since Saturday night.
Close relatives have told us that he has been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, cough and another strange disease. “He cannot talk neither can he move a finger. We need your prayers,” a family member told Xclusive UG. No visitors are allowed in his room. According to our mole, security has even sealed off a part of the hospital.
Top city doctors have been summoned at the hospital to try and do whatever it takes. Kayanja became very famous when he led the no nonsense Operation Wembley, which is now Violent Crime Crack Unit (VCCU). Originally a military unit codenamed “Operation Wembley”, it was put under police control and renamed, amid charges of human rights abuses.
VCCU has since been renamed andit now called Rapid Response Unit (RRU). It comes under the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID). It is headed by the Commissioner David Magara. However after the renaming, it was given wider roles other than dealing with armed robberies. The new tasks include dealing even in petty crimes. However, the Unit has been accused by national and international organisations of human rights abuses.
The current head of the Rapid response unit is “Hajji” Asuman Mugenyi who was the commander of Police in Masaka and he has just returned from East Timor on International duties. Operation Wembley was formed in response to organised crime that had brought the city of Kampala to its knees. A military general was put in charge of the Operation Wembley. This general then radically recruited and trained young assassins. Operation Wembley assassins tracked down and destroyed cells of terrorists and organised criminals operating in Kampala by just “killing” them without offering a chance for trial in a criminal court. In contrast this operation brought murders and organised crime in the capital to a halt.