The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has made new changes in the force which have seen over 130 police officers affected.
The new transfers and deployments released on Friday evening saw former police spokesperson, Commissioner of Police Fred Enanga be sent to the Criminal Investigations Directorate headquarters in Kibuli as the personnel in charge of administration and training.
Enanga who joined police in 2001 is not new in the police’s investigations department having served as the Officer in Charge of CID in Nateete and as a district CID officer in Ssembabule and Lira.
He also served as a staff officer at the CID headquarters and he was in charge administration before later he was appointed the Public Relations Officer for CID.
Enanga would later head the economics crime department at CID and finally he served as Kampala metropolitan CID commander before he was transferred to land but the soft spoken officer was in 2014 appoint police spokesperson until 2016 when he was dropped.
The new deployments by the police boss have also seen Polly Namaye deployed as the head of information and publications in the police force, a department which is in charge of printing police calendars, booklets and other materials which bear messages by police including programs for police functions.
The former Flying Squad commander Commissioner of Police, Herman Owomugisha has been transferred to the Very Important Persons Protection Unit(VIPPU) as the commandant whereas Moses Otala is his deputy.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Sam Omala has returned to the Field Force Unit from the welfare and production department where he has been.
Former Police Professional Standards Unit commander Fortunate Habyara who had not been deployed since April 2017 has now been sent to the Crime Intelligence headquarters.
Habyara had been interdicted over alleged involvement in scandals involving huge sums of money as the PSU commander before former IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura moved him to his office for a ‘special assignment’ that never was.
The transfers according to the message take immediate effect.
This is one of the many transfers made by Ochola since his appointment as police chief last month in which he has reversed a number of transfers made by his predecessor, Gen.Kale Kayihura.
Speaking to the parliamentary appointments committee during his vetting, Ochola said the police force died the day Gen.Katumba Wamala left the force as IGP in 2005.