New police changes see several police commanders transferred

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola through the director in charge of Human Resource Development in the police force has made a number of changes in the commanding structure of the force.

According to the new changes dated August 10, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Pamela Kentaro has been transferred from  the Counter Terrorism unit  to the Directorate of Human Rights and Legal Services.

Kentaro commanded counter terrorism police officers who stopped journalists from accessing the police headquarters in Naguru on April 20 to cover the judgment of former Old Kampala and Buyende DPC, Muhammad Kirumira in the police disciplinary tribunal.

In the ensuing scuffle, a number of journalists were beaten, kicked and pushed by counter terrorism police officers in a bid to stop them from accessing the place.

The new changes have also seen SSP Elisam Mugisha Katabarwa appointed the commandant for Ntinda, Naguru and Kireka barracks whereas SSP Michael Nambafu from Moyo has been appointed the commandant of other barracks.

SP Filbert Waibi has been appointed as the Kyambogo University chief security officer to replace SP Andrew Mugarura who has been sent to the Human Resource Directorate headquarters pending redeployment.

ASP Denis Nyanzi Kasibante who has been the Officer in-Charge Makerere University Police Station has been transferred to the Field Force Unit.

The transfers according to the message, take  immediate effect .

Since being appointed as the police chief in March to replace his former boss, Gen.Kale Kayihura, Ochola has made a number of changes in the police force as part of his efforts to improve service delivery and also save the image of the force.

Among the changes that Ochola has made in the past six months he has been at the helm of the police force included reversing those made by his predecessor.

 

 

 

 

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