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Gen. Bakasumba is Joint Chief of Staff, Not Deputy IGP-Gen Otafiire

According to Otafiire, when a fighter falls, the next in line takes over his roles in an acting capacity, which is the case with Bakasumba.
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Internal Affairs Minister, General Kahinda Otafiire has dismissed claims that Major Gen Jack Bakasumba has been appointed deputy Inspector General of Police.  

He explains that Bakasumba who currently serves as the Joint Chief of Staff in the Uganda Police Force only assumed the roles of deputy Inspector General of Police following the death of Major General Paul Lokech in August last year.  

Otafiire‚Äôs clarification stems from social media reports carried by some online publications indicating that Bakasumba had replaced the late Loketch. According to Otafiire, when a fighter falls, the next in line takes over his roles in an acting capacity, which is the case with Bakasumba.

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The police leadership has been struggling with a leadership vacuum because of the ill health of Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth Ochola, and the lack of a substantive Deputy IGP.

Bakasumba has been appearing before Parliament in his capacity as Joint Chief of Staff and representative of the IGP.

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