The former head of security for ex-premier Amama Mbabazi, Mr. Christopher Aine, has been appointed as Deputy Resident Commissioner for Mbarara District.
Mr. Aine will be deputizing, the current RDC for Mbarara, Lt Col James Mwesigye.
RDC Mwesigye confirmed the appointment of Mr. Aine in a telephone interview with this website.
The Deputy RDC position in the district ran vacant early this year after Emmy Kateera was transferred to the nearby Rwampara district where he is currently serving as the Acting RDC.
His appointment as Deputy DRC follows an apparent truce between his former boss Mbabazi and President Yoweri Museveni, who after the 2016 election decided to bury the hatchet and work together.
Early this year, Mbabazi revealed that he had rejoined President Museveni and decided to return to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) where he previously served as Secretary-General.
Who is Christopher AIne?
Mr. Aine shot into the limelight in the build-up to the 2016 presidential elections when he served as the head of security of the then opposition candidate Amama Mbabazi, who had just severed ties with his former boss President Museveni.
While guarding the candidate on the campaign trail, Aine suddenly went missing in December 2015 after being arrested by security operatives.
He was later reported dead and pictures of his purported body started circulating on the internet.
Aine however, resurfaced two months after the election and handed himself to government officials.
He showed up at the residence of General Salim Saleh the head of the UPDF’s Operation Wealth Creation, telling media that he had been in hiding.
Gen Saleh revealed that Aine had come to him having failed to reach other top shots including then IGP Gen Kale Kayihura.