KAMPALA – President Museveni has appointed four army officers to senior positions in the police leadership in what is seen as the head of state’s confidence in army officers to resolve the rising armed robberies in the country.
In the changes, Col Sserunjoji Ddamulira is the director of crime intelligence in the Uganda Police Force, a police that was previously held by another army officer, Col Ndahura Atwooki who was returned to the army after Gen Kale Kayihura was sacked as IGP. Col Ndahura is now facing several criminal charges.
Col Ddamulira has been serving as the deputy director in charge of counter terrorism at CMI.
Col Ddamulira’s position at CMI has been taken over by Col Julius Mbeine, who has been Director in charge of Administration at CMI.
Col CK Asiimwe has been elevated to Deputy Director of crime intelligence at CMI.
In the latest reshuffle, the President also appointed Brigadier Golooba as the police director of human resource and training while Col Kamunanwire will head administration.
Brig. Bakashumba has been appointed police chief of staff.
Col Jesse Kamunanwire will be Brig Golooba’s deputy in charge of police administration.
Col David Gonyi leaves Somalia to CMI as Director of Collection at CMI.
Defence and Army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire congratulated the newly appointed officers and wished them well.
The newly appointed army officers will join Brig Sabiiti Mzee, who is the Deputy IGP, in the police force.
Former IGP Kayihura was accused of militarising the police by appointing several army officers to key positions in the police force.
The President is said to have been forced to appoint an army officer to head crime intelligence in police to improve investigations into the rising spate of armed robberies that have puzzled security agencies.