Museveni deploys more soldiers in Police

In what appears to be a move intended to tighten his grip on the Police force, President Yoweri Museveni has deployed more army officers to take up senior roles in the Police.

According to a radio message sent out by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Martin Okoth-Ochola, Museveni has appointed Brig Jackson Bakasumba as Chief of Joint Staff, a new position in the Uganda Police Force.

Brig Godfrey Golooba is the new Police director of Human Resource Development and Training, a position previously held by a career policeman, AIGP Moses Balimwoyo who has been moved to Interpol as director.

Col Jesse Kamunanwire is the Police’s director of Human Resource Administration.

Col Chris Sserunjoji Ddamulira hitherto the deputy director in charge of counter terrorism at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) will head the Police’s Crime Intelligence as director.

The soldiers will take on the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police  (AIGP).

Consequently, the career policemen that have been holding the positions where the soldiers are deployed have been moved to other posts.

AIGP Harunah Isabirye will move to New York as the Police attachè to the Uganda mission while Oyo Nyeko Benson who has been heading Interpol has been deployed to the African Police Cooperation Mechanism (Afripol) headquarters in Algiers, Algeria.

Amur Chombe will deputise Balimwoyo at Interpol.