KAMPALA, Uganda's Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura has spoken against violence against women and girls.

The IGP was at the police run that started and ended at Old Kampala SS on Saturday morning.

IGP Kale Kayihura addresses police Athletics club athletes before the run against violence against women and children in Kampala on Saturday.

"This run is aimed at waking up the community and telling them to stop abuses and protect the girls and women from being violated," he said.

Kayihura said there were women and girls being raped, trafficked out of the country and abused in homes.

"We have drunkards who have turned their homes into terror for their wives and children," he said.

He also noted that the increased violence against the boy child and husbands who are being battered by their women should not be ignored.

"We need everyone to help in abating crime and we have all to play a part in also helping other personalities fight this vice. Government and police should also have a mechanism of building shelters were these people who have been abused can be accommodated," added Kayihura.

Rosa Malango, the United Nations Resident Coordinator promised UN support in seeing that they fight the abuse to people, adding that it is only when communities unite and work together that development is visible.