President Yoweri Museveni has appointed a UPDF General and Senior officers to the top positions of Uganda Police Force
The officers join Major General Sabiiti Muzeyi, who is the Deputy Inspector General.
Brigadier Jack Bakashumba who has been serving as Commander Singo Peace Support Operations Training Centre is now the new Chief of Joint Staff, Uganda Police Force.
Brigadier Godfrey Golooba will take over as Police’s Director Human Resource and Training.
Golooba has been stationed in Russia as Uganda’s Defence attaché.Col Jese Kamunanwire who served as Director of Personnel in UPDF is the new Director Human Resource Administration at Uganda police.
Col. Chris Serunjogi Ddamulira takes over as Crime Intelligence Director, replacing Senior Commissioner of Police Geoffrey Kyombe.
His role is to develop plans, strategies, policies and guidelines for effective management of crime intelligence through collation and dissemination of information on crime trends and patterns in the country.
Defence Spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire in a tweet, said ‘ ‘ UPDF remains available to support other agencies of govt. in their quest to build capacity for the good of our country’’
The changes at the law enforcement organ comes as the country prepares for the 2021 General elections.
The changes, according to analysts, the President seeks to address corruption and infiltration by wrong elements in the police.
Speaking at the home of the slain Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi In 2017, President Museveni revealed that criminals had infiltrated the Uganda Police Force and other security agencies, which compromised investigations into high profile killings.
“All these murders, I have followed myself. There are always clues leading to the criminals but the criminals have infiltrated the police,” the president said.
“You get a situation where they are intimidating the witnesses, killing the witnesses,” said Mr Museveni before adding, “that is why the public fears to give information (about criminals) to the police.”