“Oka Ndeitunga is going, bye” these were the words the outgoing Police Inspector General (IG) Sebastian Ndeitunga jokingly repeated with laughter, as he was being ushered with kind words by staff members bidding farewell. Oka Ndeitunga is a phrase coined in 2013 following his opinion on the issue of women wearing miniskirts, saying it was indecent; but that was received with mixed feelings, instigating demonstrations which were termed “Oka Ndeitunga miniskirt protest.”
A street procession was held in honour of the long-serving police chief who is retiring tomorrow, 31 August having served for 17 years, thus he was accorded a two-day send-off. This was also to welcome the income IG Joseph Shikongo who was the second in commander, and heading the Operations division.
The procession started from Katutura all the way through Independence Avenue to the Police Headquarter in Ausspannplatz in a well decorated parade consisting of Correctional officers, City Police as well as Nampol.
The proceedings were graced by Rwanda’s police Commissioner General, Dan Munyuza, who says Ndeitunga laid a good foundation for collaboration, which he says is very important in making sure inhabitants live in a secure environment, while also reducing criminal activities.
With regards to the incoming IG he said: “I have confidence we will work together for the betterment of peace, and enhance collaboration between Rwanda and Namibia, because without collaboration no success can be achieved. So I look forward to building the relationship further.”