IGP Ochola transfers police officers
IGP Martin Okoth Ochola has transferred 40 police officers in the latest changes. FILE PHOTO

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola has transferred 40 police officers in the latest changes.

Martin Okoth Ochola the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has made several changes in the Uganda police department which has seen 45 police officers transferred.

In the latest changes District/ Division Police Commanders (DPCs), Regional Police Commanders (RPCs) and police officers in charge of police post and police station have been affected.

A message released by the Police Human Resource Director, AIGP Jesse Kamunanwire, a Senior Superintendent of Police Christopher Barugahare who has been the East Kyoga Regional Police Commander has been taken to the Professional Standards Unit in Naguru as the deputy commandant in the changes made.

He will be deputizing the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sarah Kibwika who was appointed in April to head the police unit that investigates officers who act out of line.

In other changes, the Senior Superintendent of Police of West Nile has been moved to East Kyoga as the new Regional Police Commander while the Senior Superintendent of Police Denis Okujja has been moved from Crime Intelligence unit to the general duties and later sent to East Kyoga as the deputy Regional Police Commander.

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Edgar Nyambongo the Superintendent of Police has been deployed as the acting police commissioner in charge of political education while the Assistant Superintendent of police Nakimuli who has been the community Liason Officer in Kampala Metropolitan East has been deployed to the genera duties and sent in Naguru to serve in the Human Resource.

IGP Ochola transfers police officers
IGP Martin Okoth Ochola has transferred 40 police officers in the latest changes. FILE PHOTO

Superintendent of Police Frantile Lwamusayi in the latest changes has been moved from Bunyangabo to Kasangati to act as the Division Police Commander while Tommy Eyaku the Superintendent has been sent to Kitgum as DPC.

The Kitgum DPC, Moses Bwire the Superintendent of Police has been sent to the Human Resource headquarters at Naguru without any deployment and he is being investigated by the standards professional unit.

Samson Lubega has been moved from Agago where he has been serving as District Police Commander and has been sent to Human Resource Directorate headquarters at Naguru waiting for deployment.

Lubega was arrested in April by colleague police officers for unruliness when he attended a house party organized by a businessman who had just come back from Dubai which was contrary to the presidential directives of holding gatherings to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

In the past, the police have been accused of not changing its leadership to improve efficiency and service delivery.

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