Kayihura moves 50 police commanders, Kirumira sent to Buyende

Mr Muhammadi Kirumira

What you need to know:

  • Muhammad Kirumira from Old Kampala Police Station to Buyende District in Eastern Uganda
  • Michael Kasigire, the DPC for Kira Road Police Station, moved to Nakasongola District
  • Mr Alfred Ahimbisibwe, DPC for Mukono District, has been transferred to Nebbi District

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, has moved nearly all Kampala Metropolitan (KMP) division and investigations commanders to distant upcountry stations.

Mr Muhammad Kirumira, who has been Old Kampala Police Division commander, has been transferred to Buyende District in eastern Uganda. Mr Kirumira rose to fame while working as Officer-in Charge for Nansana Police Station after his relentless hunt for criminals terrorised residents.

The reshuffle has seen Mr Michael Kasigire, the commander Kira Road Police Division, to Nakasongola District. He has been influential in fight against robberies at gates. He had created a WhatsApp platform for purposes of increasing neighbourhood watch.

Mr Alfred Ahimbisibwe was moved from Mukono District to Nebbi District.

Mr Ahimbisibwe was last month accused of ordering an arrest of a female private security guard reportedly assaulted by Mr Ronald Kibuule, the State Minister for Water, at Stanbic Bank branch in Mukono Municipality.

In CID shake up, Mr Ochola has dropped Mr Wilber Wanyama, the KMP North CID boss, who is currently under investigations for engaging in a number of extortion and fraud cases. Mr Wanyama was arrested and released on bond last week for exchanging $10000 exhibit with fake currency.

Mr Emilian Kayima, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, described the transfers as normal expectation for people serving in the forces. He urged his colleagues not to be demoralized but have the zeal to executive their duties in their new places of work.