Balimwoyo joined Uganda Police Force in 1974 as a Probation Police Constable –PPC. He rose through the ranks until he attained the highest rank of AIGP in 2011. He served as District CID commander, Regional CID commander, head of the property squad, and commander coffee marketing investigations unit.
Victor Bua, the Commissioner in charge of compensation at ministry of public service reminded retirees to get used of ordinary life where they'll even be arrested by junior traffic officers and their explanations may not help.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that Matovu was gunned down by a team of Joint Counter-Terrorism Officers when he jumped off a Police Patrol Truck moments after he was arrested at the scene in Naguru.