Brig Kamunanwire has however stayed the movement of the commanders in order not to contradict the presidential directives aimed at containing the spread of COVID19.
Police human resource director Col Jesse Kamunanwire
Uganda Police Force has
appointed 101 commanders to revamp regional and divisional spy units. The
Police Human Resource Director, Brig Jesse Kamunanwire announced the appointments
in consultation with the placement committee, which is chaired by the Deputy
Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi.
The other members are the
Director Research AIGP, Edward Osiru Ochom and Chief Political Commissar, AIGP
Asan Kasingye. The newly appointed commanders have been tasked to ensure the
police spy systems are vibrant. Only one of the 101 intelligence heads is at
the rank of Superintendent of Police –SP.
commanders are Assistant Superintendent of Police–ASPs. All the newly appointed
officers have been undergoing a six month fresher spy course. A senior police
officer told Uganda Radio Network –URN that, the new commanders have been
tasked to make ensure no criminal cartels operate in their areas.
elements in Kampala and other parts of the country are a result of non-functional
intelligence systems. We wouldn’t be having gangs killing and robbing people
back to back if our spy network was functioning. This is why our bosses have
resolved to revamp spy systems,” the source said.
Police believe with
vibrant spy teams in every division and region, criminal gangs that have been
terrorising residents in among other areas Northern Bypass, Makindye Kyanja,
Luzira, Katwe, Nakivubo Channel and Nansana will be minimised.
Brig Kamunanwire has however stayed the movement of the commanders in order not
to contradict the presidential directives aimed at containing the spread of
COVID19. “Movement of officers
to their new posting shall only take place after unlocking the suspended
activities in compliance with the President’s directives on Corona Virus
Disease [COVID-19] control,” Brig Kamunanwire said.
Those appointed are SP
Stella Nafula, head Ssezibwa region, ASP Andrew Egesa, Busoga North, ASP Joseph
Okwakol Bukedi North, ASP Violet Ikiriza Kampala North region, ASP John Adilu Sipi
region while ASP Innocent Komakech will head West Nile region.
Eighteen spy chiefs
have been moved to streamline the spy network based at Naguru police
headquarters. These include ASP Innocent Habimana, ASP Yona Tenyefuza, ASP Khalifa
Chemutai, ASP Bosco Mwebesa, ASP Charity Arinaitwe and ASP Zania Mutesi.
Others include ASP Juliana Sebaki, ASP Alex Ahabwe, ASP Betty Kedi, ASP Boniface,
Otim ASP Yowas Ruteera, ASP Monica Mugeni, ASP Titus Asiimwe, ASP Shakira Mirembe,
ASP Susan Naula, ASP Daniel Matisko and ASP Stella Epodol.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.