The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has appointed SSP Emilian Kayima as the spokesman of the force.
Mr Kayima’s appointment to replace Mr Asan Kasingye takes immediate effect, according to a statement by Gen Kayihura.
This implies that Mr Kasingye will concentrate on the job of chief political commissar (CPC).
“In order to enable CPC concentrate on improving the ideological quality of police officers and the constabulary through political education, I am delinking once again the office of the spokesman from the political commiserate,” Gen Kayihura said in the Internal police memo.
“The single biggest challenge facing the Uganda police is the dominant negative attitudes, values etc. which can only be sustainably carried through political education. Accordingly, I am appointing SSP Emilian Kayima as the new spokesperson.”
The reshuffle comes after a recent arrest of senior police officers by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence in connection with offences that have left the force’s image tattered.
“By copy of this message, CPC to propose an urgent programme of political education for the units and setting up of a police school of political education which must begin, however, modestly this financial year,” Gen Kayihura’s memo says.
Gen Kayihura said in the memo that Brig Matsiko, the army CPC as well as the National Leadership Institute (Nali), Kyankwanzi should be of help.
“ As we discussed, you should be in the course of December this year after the Police Council meeting, arrange a seminar for all officers, graduands of Nali, Kyankwanzi to give you a head start.” Gen Kayihura said.