Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura has assigned former police spokesperson Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye to put in place a team of competent officers in an effort to set up a school for political education for the police force.
According to a letter dated November 14 signed by Gen Kayihura, AIGP Kasingye, the outgoing police spokesperson, has now been assigned as the Chief Political Commissar, charged with organising urgent programs of political education in all police units. Kasingye has been replaced by the former spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Emilian Kayima.
“In order to improve on the ideological quality of police officers and constabulary through political education, am delinking again the office of police spokesperson from political commiserate.” the statement addressed to all police commanders and directors of operations, Gen. Kayihura indicated.
AIGP Kasingye replaced slain AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who was gunned down eight months ago by unknown assailants in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb.
Meanwhile, the IGP has shuffled a number of senior officers, most of who have just completed a training course at Police Senior Staff College at Bwebajja.