By Spy Uganda
Kampala: President Museveni has appointed Charles Oluka as the new Director-General of Internal Security Organisation, replacing Kaka Bagyenda-TheSpy Uganda has learnt.
According to our inside sources, the President decided to throw Kaka out of office due to crimes committed by his boys under his watch for a period of time.
This website has also learnt that newly appointed Oluka will be deputized by Emmy Katabazi, who previously headed the ISO Media Desk.
The development of firing controversial Kaka comes amidst vigorous tensions in ISO whereby some top agents have been reported in various crimes including hacking, extortion and corruption among other crimes.
Colonel Frank Kaka Bagyenda is a Ugandan retired military officer who joined the National Resistance Army (NRA), a rebel guerrilla outfit, led by Yoweri Museveni, who waged the Ugandan Bush War, between 1981 and 1986.
He carried out covert operations for the NRA and was instrumental in the capture of Masindi Army Barracks by the NRA on 20 February 1984. To disguise himself from the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) soldiers, he adopted the name Kaka, dropping his birth names Frank Bagyenda. He served in the Ugandan military, rising to the rank of Major before he retired at that rank in 1993.
His assignments in the military included as the commanding officer of a brigade based in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. He then served as head of the directorate of transport, and then as a member of the then Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), which today is the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). He also served in Uganda’s Northern Region, where commanded a brigade in the early 1990s.
In 1994, he was recalled and conscripted to assist the Rwanda Patriotic Front capture power in Kigali. He remained in Uganda however, engaging in the trucking business in Western Uganda, and setting up Panoma Hotel in Kalangala, in the Ssese Islands.
While in Kalangala, Bagyenda remained an active intelligence operative, playing a role in the disruption of illegal fishing on Lake Victoria. In 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel, while in retirement.
In January 2017, he was appointed to head ISO, replacing Brigadier Ronnie Balya, who was appointed Uganda’s ambassador to South Sudan, based in Juba.