Gen. Kale Kayihura
Former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura who is due for retirement in July.

The Regional Police Commander Rwenzori East Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bob Kagarura, Superintendent of Police (SP) Vicent Mwesigye of Kasese Municipal Division and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Muhammad Kirumira of Bwera Division have been transferred.

SSP Kagarura moves to Sezibwa as RPC; SP Mwesigye moves from Kasese Municipal Division to Bwera as District Police Commander (DPC), while ASP Kirumira moves to Old Kampala Police Station as DPC.

The three officers from the now troubled greater Rwenzori region are part of a group of 9 officers transferred and appointed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura, on March 16.

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Recently, the Rwenzori region has witnessed violent skirmishes, with police and the army engaging in running battles with stone and stick-wielding civilians, resulting in the one death.

Earlier, six people were killed by unidentified people, while just a day ago the Gombolola Internal Security Officer (GISO) of Buhuhira sub county James Mulhumbira was also attacked by yet to be identified people.

Meanwhile, other officers transferred or appointed include Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Deo Obora, who replaces Mr Kagarura as RPC Rwenzori East; SP Sam Odong moves from Luuka to Kasese Municipal Division; ASP Emmanuel Ochamringa and Jackson Maumbe move to Directorate of Operations at police headquarters as Staff Officers; ASP Sam Suubi moves from Lira to Hima as DPC, while Julius Baganzi was confirmed the DPC of Katwe Police Station.

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