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Police mourn death of senior officer, ex-Kagoma MP

The Commissioner of Police (CP) Godfrey Taire Idhewge, passed on Friday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Nsambya, Kampala.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) Godfrey Taire Idhewge, passed on Friday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Nsambya, Kampala. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – Police are mourning the ultimate death of a senior police officer who died after a short illness.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) Godfrey Taire Idhewge, passed on Friday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Nsambya, Kampala.

“We do extend our heartfelt sympathises to the immediate family members, and the entire Police fraternity,” a statement signed by Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga reads in part.

He joined Police force, in 1989, and served for almost 30 years with total dedication, commitment and loyalty.

He went up the ranks to Commissioner of Police at the time of his passing.

The fallen officer served in various high profile positions including Commandant of Environment Police from 2014 to 2019, Commandant Railway Police in 2011, Police Force Transport officer from 2007 to 2011, Kampala Extra Region as the Deputy Regional Police Commander from 2006 to 2007, and Regional Police Commander for South Western region in 2006.

He also served as District Police Commander Lira District 2004 to 2006, Kumi District Commander 1991 to 1995.

He also served as a Member of Parliament for Kagoma Constituency, from 1996 to 2001, and was reinstated to Uganda Police Force in October, 2001, after five years as an MP.

The IGP Mr. Martins Okoth Ochola has tasked the Directorate of Welfare to organize the burial arrangements “in honour of our fallen comrade.”

Enanga added that burial arrangements will be communicated later.

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