The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has redeployed the former commandant of the
Very Important Person Protection Unit (VIPPU), Commissioner of Police, Elias Kasirabo after almost two years of suspension.
Kasirabo was in April 2017 suspended by the former Inspector General of Police Gen.Kale Kayihura, who sent him to the police’s Human Resource Administration before being replaced with Lodovick Awita.
When one is sent to the Human Resource Administration, they await for redeployment from the department that in responsible for deployments and that is where Kasirabo has been since 2017 as he waited for his fate.
However, the latest transfers saw the former VIPPU commandant deployed as the commander for Environmental Police.
“CP Elias Kasirabo from HRA is appointed commandant for Environmental Protection Police Unit,” read in part the message to all police units dated January 17.
20 police officers transferred
The latest transfers by the police boss have seen 20 police officers get new deployments in various parts of the country.
Barely a year after being appointed as the Jinja road police station Divisional Police Commander, Superintendent of Police, Jackson Mucunguzi has been transferred.
Mucunguzi who became Jinja road DPC in October 2018 has been sent to the Human Resource Directorate at the Police headquarters at Naguru waiting for deployment.
Commissioner of Police, Godfrey Idwege Taire who has been the Environmental Protection Police Unit commandant has also been sent to the police headquarters pending redeployment.
Superintendent of Police, Ian Kakuru who had been sent to the CID headquarters in Kibuli has been returned to the Mineral Protection Unit according to the latest transfers that take immediate effect according to the message.
Samson Lubega who has been in the Chief Political Commissar’s office has been sent to Agago as DPC whereas ASP Michael Mugabi has been transferred from Moroto to Bweyogerere as the Officer in Charge of the Police station.
Since his appointment as the Inspector General of Police last year, Ochola has made a number of transfers in the force that many say are intended to improving service delivery in the force that has for long been seen as being infiltrated by criminals.