Commissioner of Police (CP) Moses Kafeero was appointed as the new commander for Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) in the recent transfers made by Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martins Okoth Ochola.
CP Kafeero replaced CP. Frank Mwesigwa who is now commander Tourism Police.
In the reshuffle that was effected on April 13, Ochola transferred over 130 police officers.
Kafeero’s position puts him in a place of great expectations from the general public after observed increased criminal incidences.
His work, therefore, means that he has to strategise to prevent increased cases of kidnap for ransom, investigating offences and accounting to the public, proactive targeting and apprehension of criminals, sustaining public order and protecting people, particularly those in immediate danger from harm.
He also, in the eyes of the public, has to improve accessibility and engagement with local communities, increase visibility of the police on the streets during acute traffic jam hours, fight against the mushrooming cases of fraud and burglary in the suburbs of the city, treat public members with civility and respect.
Finally, observers, say his position entails working positively with the media to improve on the image of the force within Kampala and its surroundings.
Who is CP Moses Kafeero?
Moses Kafeero Kabugo was born on August 17, 1976 in Mukono District to the late Samuel Kabugo, a seasoned teacher and Mrs Joyce Kabugo, also a teacher and Mothers Union Diocesan worker at Mukono Diocese for many years.
He holds a master’s of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation from University of Rwanda, Strategic Leadership and Management — Level 7 from Chartered Management Institute (CMI) –UK.
He also acquired a master of Arts Education in Management and Planning from Nkumba University after completing a bachelor of Science with Education majoring in Mathematics from Makerere University.
Moses Kafeero finished his A-Level from Makerere College School, O-level from Bishop’s Secondary School, Mukono and he went to Bishop’s Primary School in Mukono, which he left for Wobulenzi Parents School to complete primary seven.
Kafeero first enrolled and passed out as a cadet police officer in 2005 at Police Training School Kibuli and has since attended a number of police courses in various fields.
These include: Certificate (Counter Terrorism) from International Law Enforcement Academy in Botswana, Certificate (Intellectual Property crime Investigations) from INTEROL Headquarters Lyon-France, Certificate (UN Pre -Deployment Course) from Humanitarian Peace Support School Nairobi, Certificate in Skills development for Security Managers from Egyptian Police Academy, Public Order Commander’s Certificate from Police Improvement Agency in UK, United Nations Police Commander’s Certificate from UPDF – Command and Staff College –Jinja and Financial Management Certificate from Uganda Management Institute.
The commander also has a diploma in Curriculum Development from University of Applied Sciences, Leiden – Netherlands, Senior Command and Staff Course ‘psc’ (R) from National Police College-Rwanda, Strategic Command and Leadership from College of Policing in Bramshill, United Kingdom.
He is currently pursuing an International Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism and Crisis Command Certificate at Academy Rosewell in USA.
As a police officer, Kafeero has also collected several awards, including; the Meritorious Service Award by President of Uganda on June 9, 2015 at the Uganda Hero’s day Celebrations for his excellent performance in community policing, investigations and operations.
He also got the Sir. Wavamuno Award for presenting the most outstanding Masters Desertation from Nkumba University in 2014 and Best Allied Student Award from National Police College in Rwanda.
Kafeero has also excelled in various assignments assigned to him which are not limited to serving as a dedicated officer in different capacities which include working as Officer in Charge Kabale Police Station from 2005 – 2006, District Police Commander Isingiro in 2006, Deputy Commandant Police Training School Kabalye from 2006 – 2009.
He also served as the Regional Police Commander Kampala South from 2009 – 2011, Commandant Police Training School Kabalye, Masindi – Uganda from 2011 – 2015 and finally Commandant Police Senior Command and Staff College Bwebajja where his capabilities were assessed and assigned a bigger task of commanding Kampala Metropolitan Police.
Kampala Metropolitan Police plays multiple roles and functions of critical importance to Uganda.
Its comprised of 18 divisions namely CPS Kampala, Katwe, Kajjansi, Kabalagala, Old Kampala, Entebbe, Nsangi, Kakiri, Wakiso, Nansana, Kasangati, Kira Road, Kira Division, Jinja Road, Mukono, Nagalama, Wandegeya and Kawempe.
It serves the entire country as the centre for administration, services, commerce, education and government. The area has got a population of 4123713 people.