POLICE chief Gen Kale Kayihura has shuffled 30 Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID) detectives country wide. This follows President Museveni’s continuous criticism of Uganda Police Force reputation where he accuses them of being irredeemably corrupt and promoting crime in the country.
“The transfers take immediate effect,” the message signed by the Director of Police Administration, Mr Moses Balimwoyo, on behalf of Gen Kayihura. For the past month, Kayihura has been off the scene amid allegations of poor health by some media houses.
In the message released last Friday, Gen Kayihura sent 10 senior and experienced detectives from CID headquarters to the countryside as regional and district CID officers in what police sources say is aimed at strengthening investigations at lower levels.
Detective Superintendent (D/SP) Ayub Waiswa has been transferred from CID headquarters at Kibuli in Kampala City to Rwenzori West and appointed the regional CID officer.
D/SP George Ngaruye has been elevated from an Officer-in-Charge of Butaleja District to Busoga East as the regional CID officer.
In a new move to bolster police investigations at regional and district level, the police have started appointing deputies for investigation chiefs at the district level.
D/SP Daniel Mugisa has been transferred from CID headquarters to Kampala Metropolitan Police South as the second-in-charge.
Detective Assistant Superintendent of Police (D/ASP) Nichodemus Ekiat, who has been Kotido CID officer, has been transferred to East Kyoga region as the second-in-charge of its CID.
Abim District CID officer, D/ASP Andrew Salube, has been taken to Wamala Region as the second-in-charge of Region CID.
Jinja Central CID officer, D/ASP George Ochola, has been transferred to Elgon Region as the second-in-charge.
Since January, this year, police have transferred senior police officers more than 15 times.
While addressing mourners at the home of late police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi in March, President Museveni criticised and accused the same law and order agency of being infiltrated by criminals who have compromised investigations into high profile killings, especially in Kampala.
|Daniel Mugisa||CID Headquarters||KMP SOUTH|
|Ayub Waiswa||CID Headquarters||Rwenzori West|
|George Ngaruye||Butaleja||Busoga East|
|Stephen Ssemanda||CID Headquarters||Kyenjojo|
|Nichodemus Ekiat||Kotido||East Kyoga|
|George Ochola||Jinja Central||Elgon|
|Maliserino Mulema||Kayunga||Kira Division|
|Robson Oluk||Kiruhura||Jinja Central|
|Moses Iragira||Greater Bushenyi||Buliisa|