Hoima DPC moved ahead of by-elections

Hoima District Police Commander (DPC) Christopher Katumba Kiggundu has been transferred, a few hours to the Hoima district woman parliamentary by-election scheduled for Thursday.

This is the first transfer by Col Jesse Kamunanwire, the newly appointed Police Human Resource Director.

According to the transfer message released today, Kiggundu moves from Hoima to the Environmental Protection Police Unit (EPPU) and is being  replaced by Martin Okoyo who has been DPC Mubende.

Hoima district goes to the polls on Thursday, to elect the district’s woman MP after the seat fell vacant when Tophace Kaahwa Byagira who won the 2016 elections chose to represent the newly created Kikuube district.

The race attracted two candidates, Harriet Mugenyi Businge of  the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Asinansi Nyakato Kamanda of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

Some 65 other police officers, including the Hoima Community Liaison Officer (CLO) Faisal Magumba have also been moved.

Magumba, according to the transfer message, is transferred to Albertine region much as Hoima where he has been working as CLO falls under the same region.

The Others Are Commissioner of Police Herman Owomugisha who has been moved from Very Important Persons Protection Unit (VIPPU) to Field Force Unit (FFU) as commander, Khadija Namutebi, moves from the Chief Police Commissariat (CPC) to VIPPU as commander and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Moses Otaala, has been moved from VIPPU directorate of Welfare and Production as in charge mobilization and coordination to Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).

ACP Patrick Lawot has been moved from Human Resource Management to police headquarters at Naguru as deputy commandant whereas ACP Anatoli Muleterwa has been appointed Acting Commissioner Community Affairs.

Katonga Regional spokesperson Phillip Mukasa has been appointed DPC Apac, Superintendent of Police Richard Tamale moved from FFU to greater Masaka region as Deputy Regional Police Commander, while Superintendent of Police Moses Okello moves from the FFU to Wamala region as Deputy Regional Police Commander.

Superintendent of Police Fred Wakadubi also moves from Kiira region to Rwenzori East as the Deputy Regional Police Commander while John Tibbs Kiconco is transferred from Kidepo to SIPI as Deputy Regional Police Commander and SP Nelson Soma, from Wamala region to Mt Moroto as Deputy Regional Police Commander.