As a means of trying to re-organise the security sector, a senior army officer is destined to head the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID).
According to sources, Colonel Ndahura Atwooki, who has hitherto been the Director of Crime Intelligence (DCI) in the Police, is destined to replace Grace Akullo at CIID. Col. Ndahura is serving in the police assignment by the Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, President Yoweri Museveni.
Recently President Museveni ordered the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura to ‘clean up his house’ following the murder of the late Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who was killed by assassins on March 17.
In the ensuing days the Uganda Police made changes in its command structure, with Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye named Chief Political Commissar and police spokesperson. In the latter appointment he replaced the late AIGP Kaweesi.
The also saw AIGP Fredrick Yiga named the Director of Interpol and International Relations, replacing AIGP Kasingye.
EagleOnline has reliable learnt that despite attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has further applied to police council for a contract. Ochola’s application follows that of Gen. Kayihura who is reported to have applied for a fourth term.