FULL LIST: IGP Byakagaba reshuffles senior police commanders, Enanga, Tanui moved

Inspector General of Police, IGP Abbas Byakagaba has made his first reshuffle since taking over as Uganda Police Boss (Photo/Courtesy)

Kampala, (UG):- Uganda’s Inspector General of Police, IGP Abbas Byakagaba has appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kituuma Rusoke as the new force’s new spokesperson replacing Senior Commissioner of Police, SCP Fred Enanga, police sources have confirmed.

SCP Enanga according to the changes which take immediate effect see him moved to the docket of Interpol and International Relations as the Deputy Director.

The reshuffles, as confirmed by police sources, bring an end to the reign of five years for Mr Enanga who assumed office in 2020, when he replaced Emilian Kayima in the then reign of former IGP Okoth Ochola.

The changes come just days after IGP Byakagaba met with the President earlier this week and discussed strategies for strengthening the police’s relations going forward.

In other significant changes made by IGP Byakagaba just days after meeting President Museveni, Commissioner of Police, Mr James Ruhweza has been appointed deputy to the new director of Operations Services (OPS) SCP Frank Mwesigwa.

Ruhweza is famous for querying Dr Kizza Besigye’s protest when he was commandant of Kampala Metropolitan field operations.

Additionally, SCP Stephen Tanui’s reign as Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander ends now with the new assignment being the deputy director of Fire and Rescue Services. He will deputize AIGP Fadhir Kamali who replaced AIGP Joseph Mugisa, whose contract wasn’t renewed.

CP Sarah Kibwika who has been commandant Professional Standards Unit (PSU) has been appointed Commissioner in charge of Human Resources Management (HRM).

Kibwika has been replaced with SCP Christine Nanding who has been serving as deputy director Legal Directorate.

Also, Byakagaba transferred Mr Emmanuel Muhirwe, who previously was the head of the deployment department in the Directorate of Human Resource Administration to now head of administration of police barracks.

While SCP Elias Kasirabo from the Anti Stock Theft Unit, where he has been the commander, moves to the Directorate of Human Resource Administration as the deputy director.

Mr Sulaiman Kirungi, who has been heading the Department of Duty-Free, has been appointed the commander of the Marine Unit.

CP Denis Namuwoza, who has been in charge of the Department of Operations, has been transferred to the Fire Prevention and Rescue Service to head a department.

Below is the full list of reshuffled senior police officers

  1. ACP Rusoke Kituuma – new police spokesperson
  2. SCP Fred Enanga – Director of Interpol
  3. Richard Echega has been appointed new Kampala Metropolitan Police commander.
  4. Acp Twishime Gerard Deputy KMP Commander.
  5. SSP Seguya RPC KMP East
  6. SSP Nanoka RPC KMP North
  7. Ziwede – CP Curiculum
  8. SCP Steven Tanui who has been KMP Commander is now Deputy Director Fire
  9. Cp Namuwoza CP Fire
  10. SPC Nanding is now commandant Professional Standards Unit (PSU)
  11. CP Kibwika is now HRM
  12. Oil and Gas – Nyabongo
  13. ACp Mastura- TOURISM
  14. Muheirwe -Barracks.

Police sources say the reshuffle has affected commanders at all levels in the country. These are heads of departments, units, regions and districts.

While taking over as IGP on May 28, Mr Byakagaba said he would start by identifying the right people and deploying them in their rightful positions.

“These will include identifying people who will do the work and place them in the right positions so that it is a complete vehicle, well fuelled and able to move where you want it to move,” IGP Byakagaba said.

He expressed his commitment to focusing his efforts on transforming the mindset of police officers to align with acceptable police and national values.

He emphasised that improving both human and non-human resources would be among his top priorities, recognising their critical importance to the institution’s progress.

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