By Peter Ssebulime
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martins Okoth Ochola has shaken up police ranks in a recent reshuffle, which has seen many long serving officers moved from their positions.
The new changes were announced Saturday by the office of the Director of Human Resource Management Directorate in the Uganda Police Force, by the Director Col. Jesse Kamunanwire, who revealed officers that have been moved to where.
Key among those affected by the transfers is Commissioner Moses Binoga, who has moved from the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force in the Internal Affairs Ministry to the Counter-Terrorism Directorate.
In his message issued this morning, Kamunanwire announced the appointment of Binoga Commissioner in Charge of Investigations and Intelligence at CT Directorate. He has been replaced with Venis Baguma Tumuhimbise, who has been transferred from the Criminal Investigations Directorate – (CID) headquarters at Kibuli.
Binoga has been at the center of fighting against human trafficking whereby he has helped to intercept criminal gangs involved in the trafficking of several Ugandan girls to the Middle East.
While working with Interpo, Binoga has been instrumental in helping families repatriate bodies of their relatives killed in Arabian countries by their bosses.
However, apart from Binoga, others affected by the transfers are Assistant Commissioner of Police – ACP, Sarah Kibwika, who has been moved from the Traffic Road Safety Directorate and appointed Deputy Commandant Professional Standards Unit – PSU. Kibwika has been head of traffic operations.
Kamunanwire also revealed that Senior Superintendent of Police – SSP, Florence Kirabira was appointed Commandant Focal Point and Small Arms department. Four Assistant Superintendents of Police – (ASPs) have been transferred to Logistics and Engineering directorate, while
37 ASPs have been appointed Officers in Charge -OCs.
At least 12 Superintendents of Police -SPs have been moved to Counter Terrorism, including two ASPs.
These will be headed by SSP Grace Nakirayi who has been at CID. Similarly, Col. Kamunanwire also announced the appointment of 20 SPs to serve as Deputy Regional Police Commanders – D/RPC and District Police Commanders.