President Museveni has appointed Charles Oluka as the new Director General of Internal Security Organisation, replacing Kaka Bagyenda.
ChimpReports has exclusively learned that President decided to relieve Kaka of his duties due to crimes committed by ISO agents under his watch.
“A formal announcement is expected any time from now,” a well placed official confided in ChimpReports on Thursday evening.
The Defence Spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso later said in a statement Mr Taban Amin will deputize Oluka.
”The public is hereby informed that the new Director General Internal Security Organisation (ISO) is Lt Col Charles Oluka and his Deputy is Mr Taban Amin. Lt Katabaazi was only promoted to Major,” said Byekwaso.
Katabazi previously headed the ISO Media Desk.
Oluka previously served as Head of Technical and also operations at the troubled spy agency.
The decision to fire Kaka comes amid simmering tensions in ISO.
Several ISO agents have been reported in various crimes including hacking, extortion and corruption among other crimes.
In a recently leaked resignation letter, the Chief Technical Officer of ISO’s Cyber Unit, Alfred Idusso shed light on the rot at the intelligence organisation.
Idusso gave the the example of his colleague Simon Odongo, who was recently arrested by the military, as the king of forgery at ISO.
ISO agents try to frame senior military officers in a coup plot to topple President Museveni, a forged report that rattled the head-of-State.
ISO’s problems have been attributed to Kaka’s poor leadership.
Kaka, now in his seventies, played key intelligence roles during the NRA war that brought President Museveni to power in 1986.
He had retired to his farm in Kalangala Island before being brought on board by President Museveni as part of a wider effort to use old NRA cadres to strengthen the country’s security services.