Ochola makes first police shake-up
At 5:30pm on Monday, a radio message went out to the deputy Inspector General of Police Brig Muzeyi Sabiiti and all police directors announcing changes in the police command.
The radio message was from John Martin Okoth-Ochola, making his first changes since he formally took office as Inspector General of Police (IGP) last Thursday.
In the changes, Ochola has moved several senior officers from office jobs at the police headquarters to field jobs as commanders.
Key among the changes is AIGP Abbas Byakagaba who has been moved from the directorate of Oil and Gas to Counter Terrorism as director.
Senior Commissioner of Police Stephen Tanui who has been holding a desk in the IGP’s office is taken back to the Field Force Unit (FFU) as deputy commander.
Here below is the full list of the 23 senior police officers affected by the new appointments and transfers.
|Name||Former Position||New Position|
|AIGP Abasi Byakagaba||Oil and Gas||Director Counter terrorism|
|AIGP Ndugutse John||UPF’s attache to Uganda’s commission to Nairobi||Remains|
|SCP Tanui Stephen||IGP’s Office||Deputy commander FFU|
|SCP Kaali Ali Fadhur||Oil & gas||FFU Commander|
|SCP Edyegu Richard||IGP’s Office||L&E Deputy director|
|SCP Tusiime Anne||IGP’s office||L&E Deputy director, construction division|
|SCP Tukahirwa Henry||IGP’s office||Deputy director welfare, directorate of welfare & production|
|CP Bazil Mugisha||L&E||Deputy director T&Rs|
|CP Halango Timothy||HRM||R,P&D as CP strategic planning.|
|CP Opolot Jacob Omoding||Operations officer FFU.|
|CP Niwabine Lawrence||IGP’s office||Welfare & production as CP welfare|
|ACP Namuwoza Dennis||KMP South||KMP head quarters, Deptuty commander KMP.|
|ACP Akwango Esther||IGP’s office||Women affairs as AG,CP women afairs|
|ACP Kibwika Sarah||AG. CP Traffic operations|
|ACP Emoding Anthony||AG, CP Traffic administration|
|ACP Ecotu Agapitus||FFU||CT as Operations officer, Oil & Gas division|
|SSP Emitu Ezekiel||KMP||RPC Kaswa|
|SSP Mirondo Fred||ASTU||IGP’s office, personal assistant Legal|
|SSP Kakamba Paul||Kidepo||RPC KMP South|
|SSP Onencan Stephen||Sezibwa||RPC Kidepo|
|ASP Kamar Stephen||Greater Bushenyi||OC Station, Kapelabyong, Amuria|
|ASP Kyahurwa Frank||IGP’s office||CID headquarters|