Future of 3 Police bosses hangs in balance after contracts expire

Uncertainty lingers on three Assistant Inspector Generals of Police (AIGPs); Steven Kasiima, Joseph Mugisa and Lemmy Twinomugisha, after their contracts have not been renewed for more than six months.

AIGP Kasiima is the traffic police director, AIGP Mugisa is the director fire and emergency rescue, while AIGP Twinomugisha is the director welfare and production.

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed on Monday that the trio’s contracts were yet to be renewed but said the process was underway.

Enanga said Police Authority was still reviewing the AIGPs’ applications for renewal of their contracts and afterwards they would be forwarded to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for possible consideration.

Police also dismissed reports that almost all AIGPs’ contracts have expired, but said they are working on an assurance by Permanent Secretary Internal Affairs that their applications would soon be looked into by President Museveni.

“A lot has been going on social media that police directors have ran out of contracts. It is only three of the directors. Their contracts are still with police authority. They will be forwarded to the President for renewal at an opportune time,” said Enanga.

Last weekend Interpol Director AIGP Fred Yiga, handed over office to his deputy Benson Nyeko, after reportedly spending nine months waiting for renewal of his contract but in vein.

Sources said Yiga 59, felt he was being undermined for the 32 years he had served in the Police Force by keeping him waiting.

Enanga said President Museveni extended contracts of 16 out of 19 AIGPs for two years and they expire next year. He said they would be awarded new contracts if they express interest in continuing with police work after the expiry of their contracts.