Uganda police turn to Rwanda for training

Cooperation. The Inspector General of Rwanda National Police, Emmanuel Gasana (left), talks to Uganda police officers led by Assistant Inspector General of Police, Fred Yiga (right), at Rwanda National Police College recently. PHOTO BY ANDREW BAGALA

What you need to know:

  • Commissioner Christine Alalo, the deputy police commissioner for African Union Mission in Somalia, Joel Aguma, the Police Professional Standards Unit boss, and Frank Mwesigwa , the commander for Kampala Metropolitan Police have all trained in Rwanda.
  • The first Rwandan police officers after the genocide were trained by Ugandan non-commissioned officers at Kibuli Police Training School in Kampala, which has since been closed.

KAMPALA. On July 2, 2017, Commissioner of Police Moses Kafeero Kabugo graduated with a master’s degree in peace and conflict transformation at the National Police College in Musanze, Rwanda.
He was the seventh senior Ugandan officer to graduate from the Rwanda National Police College that was established five years ago.
The college was previously a police academy before it was upgraded to teach strategic studies.
The Rwandan police officers currently managing the college were surprisingly trained in Uganda after the Rwanda Genocide in 1994. At that time Rwanda government depended on Uganda Police Force for training and capacity building.

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