Lieutenant General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, has on Wednesday announced a major reshuffle of top police commanders that sees a total of 43 high ranking officers reshuffled.
26 Senior and Assistant Superintendents have been transferred and 8 Assistant Commissioners among others in an exercise that takes immediate effect.
Judith Nabakoba, the Police spokeswoman, says these are normal transfers.
However, the reshuffle seems to have affected mostly officers from areas that have been worst hit by robberies and murders.
According to the transfer note signed by Kayihura, the Assistant Commissioner of Police Dodovic Awita former commandant of the Counter Terrorism has been transferred as to command the Aviation
Police, Simon Peter Wafana, the Regional Police Commander of Greater Masaka, has been moved to the Field Force Unit awaiting deployment.
The Senior Superintendent of police Maximal Ogwang who was in Nebbi has replaced him.
Robert Walugembe, has been transferred from Kiira Road which lately registered several cases of murders and robberies to Ssembabule district as DPC. He has been replaced with by Assistant Superintendent of Police Alex Edunyu from Wandegeya police.
John Bambise, who was DPC Bulambuli, becomes the deputy Regional Police Commander for Kampala North region and former Masindi DPC Juma Okwugu has been transferred to Kampala South region as the deputy Regional Police Commander.
The List of Transfers
Rank NAME OLD OFFICE NEW OFFICE
ACP Richard Mivule RPC Savanah RPC Savanah region
ACP Peter Wafana RPC Greater Masaka Field Force Unit (FFU)
ACP Abby Kisubi Integrated Highway Commandant Nsambya Barracks
ACP Moses Kafeero Aviation Police RPC Busoga North region
ACP Ben Mubangizi RPC Jinja Ssezibwa Region
ACP Raymond Otim Operation Commandant Naguru/Ntinda Barracks
SSP Augustus Echopu FFU RPC Busoga East region
SSP Alex Tumwebaze Rakai RPC Kira Region
SSP Maximal Ogwang Nebbi RPC Greater Masaka region
SSP Eddie Sserungogi Masaka D/RPC Ssezibwa region
SSP Cohen Arinaitwe Emergency Response Intergrated Highway Patrol
SSP Dan Byaruhanga RPC North Western region
SSP Fred Ssegirinya RPC West Nile region
SSP John Ssewanyana Commandant Emergency Response
SSP Julius Butamala Maracha RPC Sipi region
SSP Jacob Opolot RPC Elgon region
SSP Gordon Owulo Amuria RPC Mityana region
ACP James Katonyerera RPC Katonga RPC Katonga region
SP Robert Walugembe DPC Kira Road DPC Ssembabule
SP Abdullah Kitimbo Ssembabule FFU
SP Jonathan Musinguzi DPC Jinja DPC Arua
SP Fred Idema Butalejja FFU
SP Kahebwa Amudat DPC Masaka
SP Apollo Kitiba Kibuku DPC Jinja
SP Dison Aisigoma DPC Kaabong DPC Nakasongola
SP Geoffrey Asiri FFU DPC Kibuku
ASP Alex Ibinyu DPC Wandegeya DPC Kira Road
ASP Victor Nahebwe Nakasongola DPC Kaabong
ASP Alex Wabirwe Police Headquarters DPC Butalejja
ASP Bashir Siribe DPC Apac DPC Amudat
ASP Emmanuel Mafundo Police Headquarters OC Station Apac
ASP Onesmus Mwesigwa FFU DPC Nebbi
ASP Deo Obula Kanungu DPC Amuria
ASP Zamani Kanyisige Pakwach DPC Maracha
ASP Comfory Munduro Emergency Response CIID
C/ASP Mkronzi Byaruhanga Mukono OC Station Kiruhura/Kazo
C/ASP Ela Watiire Wobulenzi OC Station Ntungamo
C/ASP Abel Luganza FFU OC Station Pakwach
C/ASP Peace Nantaba Kiruhura OC Station Kira Road/Kamwokya