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IGP Okoth Ochola starts New Year with major reshuffles of senior police officers


IGP Okoth Ochola starts New Year with major reshuffles of senior police officers

Senior Commissioner of Police- Elly Womanya has been appointed deputy director of human resource developmentin a new reshuffle announced by the Inspector-General of Police Martin Ochola.

Womanya has been serving as head of Special Investigations Unit- SIU in Kireka, an interrogations and detention centre for suspects of high profile cases.

He will be deputizes Brig Godfrey Golooba who was reverted from army into police force by President Yoweri Museveni last year.

Prior to the new deployment, the position of deputy director HRD was being occupied by Felix Ndyomugyenyi who retired after clocking 60 years about two months ago.

Meanwhile, IGP Ochola has also appointed acting traffic director Commissioner of Police Bazir Mugisha as head of curriculum development in HRD directorate.

Lawrence Niwabine who has been serving in the directorate of welfare and production replaces Mugisha.

Mugisha took over from Assistant Inspector General of Police- AIGP Dr Steven Kasiima as acting director traffic and road safety since January this year when handed over office after his contract expired and was not renewed by President Museveni.

Meanwhile, Isaac Okecho has been appointed head of Administration at Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID headquarters in Kibuli, replacing CP Irunga who took over from Fred Enanga when he was appointed Police Spokesperson.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Mark Odongo has been appointed head of SIU which he headed in 2016 to 2017 before he was replaced with Henry Mugumya.

50 DPCs have also been reshuffled.

Wandegeya Division Police Commander Denis Odongo has been replaced with James Kawalya, former Kampala Central Police Commander Joseph Gwaido Bakaleke has been transferred from Kiryandongo to Kapchorwa district, Moses Nanoka who was recently removed from Rukungiri to Firearm and Private Security department has been appointed DPC Nakasongola district replacing Patience Namara among others.

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