IGP Ochola In New Police Shakeup, Several Officers Moved

IGP Ochola In New Police Shakeup, Several Officers Moved

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ochola has announced a new police shakeup, in which several senior police officers have been transferred, among them Mohammed Kirumira’s ‘tormentor’ in the Police Disciplinary Court, Senior Commissioner of Police Dennis Odongpinny.

Spy Uganda has learnt that Odongpinnyhas been dropped as the Police court Chairman and replaced with Senior Commissioner of Police, Charles Birungi, according to the new changes announced by the director for Human Resource Management in Police, Col. Jesse Kamunanwire, who has since effected the changes.

However, Odongpiny’s next destination has not been mentioned in the reshuffle. But a senior officer at Naguru police headquarter has intimated that Odongpiny has been dropped because he will be retiring in May 2020 after clocking 60 years.


Other officers affected by the reshuffle  include; Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Barbra Elungat, who has been appointed as member of Police Court, also known as Police Disciplinary Tribunal.


SSP Elungat joins other members of the court who include; Commissioner of Police (CP) Olivia Wawire, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Michael Manzi and prosecutor SSP Stephen Ibanda.

CP Wawire, who is also deputy to AIGP Asan Kasingye as Chief Police Commissar, will remain as the second-high ranking officer in the Police Court.


ACP Cohen John Arinaitwe has been appointed deputy commander National CCTV Command and Control Centre which was commissioned by President Museveni on November 28, 2019 at the Naguru police headquarters.


Kamunanwire has also effected the appointment of nine police officers at the ranks of SP and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to work as District Police Commanders (DPCs) for districts that include Jinja, Adjumani, Bududa, Rubirizi, Kapelebyongo, Kagadi and Kaliro. 


At least 63 ASPs have been appointed as Officers In charge (OC) Stations in Mukono, Nakaseke, Nsangi, Moroto, Kotido, Bukedea and Sironko. 


In total, Kamunanwire has effected the appointment and transfer of 104 senior police officers from the ranks of ASP to SCP.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Charles Odikor has been appointed Acting ACP and deputy Inspector of Vehicles (IOV).


ACP Lydia Kantono has been transferred from Operations Directorate to Crime Intelligence.
SSP Ousamane Cantong has been moved from Olilim Police Training School (PTS) to police headquarters, SP Jasper Oloka has been appointed Commandant Olilim PTS and SP Boaz Katuzeyo has been transferred from Counter-Terrorism directorate to Aviation Security as commandant.

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