President Yoweri Museveni has today fired both Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura and Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde as the security minister.
President Yoweri Museveni has appointed General Elly Tumwiine as Minister for Security and Mr. Okoth Ochola as Inspector General of Police.
He has also appointed Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police.
According to a statement signed by the President and dated 4th March, 2018, in the exercise of the powers vested in the him by Articles 113 (1) and 213 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.
The appointed General Elly Tumwiine as Minister for Security, Mr. Okoth Ochola as the Inspector-General of Police and Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei as the Deputy Inspector General of Police.
This follows the infightings that between the two officials Kayihura and Tumukunde.
Okoth Ochola has been the deputy IGP under dropped Gen Kale Kayihura since 2005. He is known for being vocal in fighting corruption in the force.
Gen Kayihura took over the management of the Uganda Police Force in 2005 replacing Gen Katumba Wamala.
Kayihura has been fired a year after his contract was renewed as the chief of the force.
Fred Egesa a security expert who is also a private investigator has advised the new IGP that officers should be managed through ranks to avoid confusion in the force.
The Lord mayor Mr Erias Lukwago said that it is a mere change of a face but the empire remains intact. However, he recommends the appointment of Mr Ochola as the new IGP saying he is a professional police officer and his competence is no doubt.
However, he said that the system he has inherited is already rotten.
More details coming