Army officers assume police offices

Monday September 2 2019

AIGP Haruna Isabirye (left) hands over office

AIGP Haruna Isabirye (left) hands over office to Brig Geoffrey Golooba, as Deputy IGP Maj Gen Stephen Sabiiti Muzeeyi watches, at the police headquarters. 

By Andrew Bagala

Army officers, who were appointed by President Museveni to top police posts two months ago, have assumed their offices.

The handover of offices was presided over by the Deputy IGP Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi at Police headquarters Naguru on Monday.

Brig Jackson Bakasumba, who was the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) commandant for Peace Support Operations Centre in Singo, was appointed head of Chief of Joint Staff, a newly created position in the police.
Col Sserunjogi Ddamulira, who was the Director of counter terrorism at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, is the new director of police Crime Intelligence.  He replaces Senior Commissioner of Police, George Amur Chombe, who has been appointed deputy director of Interpol.

Brig Geoffrey Golooba, who has been in Moscow as military attaché, is the new police director of Human Resource Development and Training. He replaced Mr Moses Balimwoyo, who was named the director of Interpol.
Ben Oyo Nyeko, who has been acting director of Interpol, was moved to Africa Police, an association of African police forces with its headquarters in Algeria.
Col Jessy Kamunanwire is the new director of Human Resource and Administration. He replaced Mr Haruna Isabirye, who was sent to New York as police attaché.

This is the biggest number of soldiers in high ranking positions in the police’s history.

Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeyi was transferred to the police in March last year when President Museveni fired Gen Kale Kayihura as IGP and elevated his then deputy Ochola to the position.
Maj Gen Muzeeyi replaced Ochola.