In one of the meeting, according to police sources at KMP headquarters, commanders have been tasked to immediately study their jurisdictions and draft an appropriate deployment plan ahead of next Wednesday’s swearing of President Yoweri Museveni.
KMP Police Commander Moses Kafeero
Last week, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul
Lokech, appointed more than 30 new Kampala Metropolitan Police commanders.
The new commanders include eight key division police commanders, 10 are
Officers in Charge of police divisions and stations. The rest are commanders of
Criminal Investigations Departments as well as superintendents of traffic
police personnel attached divisions and stations.
Deo Obura is the most senior out of the 32 police commanders brought in
Kampala. Obura has been appointed Regional Police Commander –RPC for KMP East
which consists of Jinja Road division, Kira division, Kira Road division,
Mukono division and Naggalama division.
Gertrude Temaya has been appointed Wakiso Division Police Commander –DPC, Denis
Ocamu has been appointed Jinja Road DPC, Medard Asiimwe is appointed Nsangi DPC
and Alice Kuku has been appointed DPC Kawempe.
Vincent Irama is the new Entebbe DPC, Assistant Superintendent of Police Sulat
Kitaka is the new DPC Kajjansi and ASP Tyson Rutambika is the new DPC for Old
Kampala policing division.
The new police commanders have been reporting to KMP overall police commander,
Commissioner of Police Moses Kafeero. In one of the meeting, according to
police sources at KMP headquarters, commanders have been tasked to immediately
study their jurisdictions and draft an appropriate deployment plan ahead of
next Wednesday’s swearing of President Yoweri Museveni.
Sources added that there is a planned general meeting for all Regional,
Divisional and Station commanders this weekend and key on the agenda is how
they are going to secure major roads that will be used by dignitaries going to
attend the swearing-in ceremony at Kololo Airstrip.
“Some of these commanders are not used to Kampala and their first task is to
understand their areas of command that include major roads, businesses and
chaotic places. Each commander has been tasked to draft a plan which is
discussed in a meeting about the coming swearing-in,” the source said.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says as security they anticipate disruptive
activities before, during and after the swearing-in. Enanga says the
disruptions they anticipate include the use of petrol bombs, acts of sabotage,
blocking roads, burning tyres and other disruptive activities.
The new commanders, according to sources, have been urged to work with Joint
Intelligence Components to ensure Kampala is safe during swearing-in and even
other days. Enanga says they have already picked a piece of information about
“Our Joint Operation Command Centres across the country, are fully alert, with
the relevant Intelligence, operation and investigative components; operating
24/7. They are closely monitoring a wide range of potential threats
especially acts of domestic extremism, external influence, radical behaviour
and closely monitoring all our border areas and crossing points, especially in the
West Nile region,” Enanga says.
Away from the swearing, some divisions in Kampala particularly Old Kampala and
Kawempe registered high crime rates in 2020. Tyson Rutambika,who was the commander of dreaded Nalufenya during the reigns of
IGP Gen Edward Kale Kayihura, has been given the responsibility of shocking
crime statistics in Old Kampala so that residents can feel a sense of security
Old Kampala has been in the news recently because of repeated women killings
particularly in areas of Nankulabye and Kasubi. Mclean Ahereza, Doreen Nabirye,
Elizabeth Mutesi and Kansiime are some of the women killed in Old Kampala a few
Other commanders deployed in Kampala include Andrew Kule who is the new OC
Kisenyi police stations, Derrick Baguma is OC Namungoona, Gilbert Ochakacon is
OC Kiganda, Paul Oboth is OC Kasangati, Marion Abbo is OC Lubigi, Bruce Oinebye
is OC traffic Kasanga and Abedi Kalenzi is OC Wandegeya.
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.