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Former ISO Boss, Bagyenda Turns Down Angola Ambassador Job

Kaka, who was sacked in October 2020, was appointed by Museveni a month later but he failed to show un in the Parliamentary Appointments Committee that sat in November 2020 to be vetted for the job.

Colonel Kaka Bagyenda, the Former Director of Internal Seucirty Organization (ISO) has reprotedly turned down the Ugandan Ambassador to Angola job, the Daily Express confirms.

Kaka, who was sacked in October 2020, was appointed by Museveni a month later but he failed to show un in the Parliamentary Appointments Committee that sat in November 2020 to be vetted for the job.

At the time, Kaka communicated his absence through a text message informing MPs that he was sick and could not appear before the committee.

And now it has emerged that Kaka has turned down the job and told the President that he wants to concentrate on private business. Prior to the ISO job, he was a farmer and owner of several hotels in Kalangala.

Sources close to the appointing authority told this website on Tuesday evening that the former spy chief does not consider himself fit for a diplomatic role and would rather continue his work incognito.

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Kaka was not immediately available for a comment on the matter but the State minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem said he is not aware about Col Kaka’s position in regard to the job.

Oryem, however, explained that the former ISO boss cannot take up the ambassadorial position without Parliament vetting.

Asked whether the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already opened the embassy in Angola, Oryem said this is yet to be done.

Kaka Bagyenda was appointed to ISO in January 2017, replacing Brig. Ronnie Balya.

He was sacked in October 2020 just 3 years in office and the president replaced with Lt Col Charles Oluka, the former director-in-charge of technical services who had been initially fired by Bagyenda.


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