Crime & Investigation

IGP Ochola appoints Nalufenya police boss in new shake-up

The Inspector General of Police Okoth Martin Ochola on Friday appointed a new officer to command the operations of the now-Nalufenya Police Station.

The police boss in a message released on Friday evening assigned Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kasim Matovu as the officer in charge of the station.

Recently, the IGP reversed Nalufenya from being a detention facility for high profile criminals into a fully functional police station.

ASP Matovu was transferred from Kinoni in Lwengo district where he has been serving as an Officer in Charge of Kinoni Police Post.

Nalufenya detention facility was closed due to unending accusations of human rights abuse of inmates who were detained there.

In the shake-up which follows the numerous shuffles by the new IGP, several other officers have been moved.

In the Friday changes, Superintendent of Police (SP) Peter Mugabi was transferred from the Human Resource department at the headquarters to Omoro district as the area DPC.

ASP Tyson Rutabika who was replaced by ASP Matovu at Nalufenya was sent to Namisindwa as officer in charge of Lwakakha Police Station.

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IGP also appointed ASP Kenneth Kabwigo to the Human Resource Management at the headquarters from the ministry of Internal Affairs.

ASP Denis Kamugisha was also deployed at the HRM at Naguru police headquarters from Omoro district.

ASP Hamidu Kabbojja was transferred from the police headquarters to command the police at the ministry of internal affairs office in Kampala.

The police chief sent ASP Marion Abbo from Kamwenge to Lwengo as OC station of Kinoni.

ASP John Sisye was transferred from Lwakakha to Namisindwa as officer in charge of Namutumba police station.

The police chief in the letter addressed to the affected police region indicated that the transfers take immediate effect.

The just announced shuffle follows the numerous changes that inspector general of police has made since taking over office in April.

IGP Okoth Martin Ochola since taking over from his predecessor Gen. Kale Kayihura,  he has made notable changes in the police structure and command.

IGP Ochola started with reversing appointments that Gen. Kayihura had just made on the eve of his sacking which he followed with restructuring of departments especially the CID.

Among the other notable changes the new police boss has so far made include the closure of Nalufenya detention facility which had become a contentious issue within the police of Uganda.

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