KAMPALA – Tension continues to engulf the spy agency Internal Security Organisation as Director General Col. Kaka Bagyenda on Wednesday sent eight senior directors to a purportedly newly created ISO Think-Tank.
Insiders say the move looked so bizarre, with some of the moved directors among the longest serving and extremely well trained spies in the region.
“It is as bizarre as they come with Col. Kaka,” an insider says.
Col. Kaka was not readily available for comment but some of the spies affected in the sweeping changes include Maj. Fred Kwesiga who has been Director Economic Affairs while Lt. Col. Arthur Were, the Senior Director Social Economic Affairs has also been has been undermined in the new sweeping changes.
Col. Kaka is also reportedly having tensions with Deputy Director General Lt. Col. Don Mugimba, who barely performs any roles leaving him a figured head.
The other senior directors now moved to the Think-Tank include, Mr Arthur Mugyenyi, Lt. Col. Frank Banana, Lt. Col. Dr. Kagoro Kaijamurubi, Lt. Col. Herbert Muramagi, Lt. Col. Charles Ndawula and Lt. Col. Kyango Walusukira.
The developments at ISO come in the wake of a raid in the spy agency’s installations in the city by a combined force of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and other forces who last week sealed off city safe houses run by ISO and arrested spies and suspects. Col. Kaka was quoted in the media as saying that the raid was intended to frustrate the investigation into the murder of senior police officer Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
However, two months ago, officers from military intelligence arrested a senior operative at Internal Security Organization (ISO) on allegations of attempting to interfere with a UPDF-led operation. The operative, Simon Peter Odong, also accused of releasing information smearing members of the First Family to a city online Publisher, has been in custody since then.