By Spy Uganda
HE. Yoweri Museveni has announced the appointment of Maj Tom Magambo from Internal Security Organisations (ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director replacing AIGP Grace Akullo.
This has been confirmed by the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu‘s press statement stating thus; “President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force.”
Magambo has been serving as the coordinator of the Eastern Africa Fusion and Liaison Unit (EA-FLU), a regional intelligence gathering centre based in Entebbe.
The centre’s mandate is to support and facilitate regional cooperation initiatives to curb terrorism and other transnational threats posed by organized criminals and has 10 countries that subscribe to it including Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Tanzania.
By being promoted to the rank of Major, Magambo who has been a private has skipped nine ranks (Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Warrant Officer I, Warrant Officer II , Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant and Captain).