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Security shake-up: Kayihura, Tumukunde dropped

By Nelson Kiva

Added 4th March 2018 07:53 PM

According to a press release from State House, President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Okoth Ochola, who has been Kayihura’s deputy, as the new IGP.

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According to a press release from State House, President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Okoth Ochola, who has been Kayihura’s deputy, as the new IGP.

PIC: Kayihura is no longer Inspector General of Police

SECURITY | MINI-RESHUFFLE


KAMPALA - President Yoweri Museveni has dropped Gen. Kale Kayihura and Gen Henry Tumukunde as Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Minister for security respectively.

According to a press release from State House, President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Okoth Ochola (pictured left), who has been Kayihura’s deputy as the new IGP.

Gen Elly Tumwine, on the other hand, has been appointed the new security minister, replacing Tumukunde.


A statement dated March 4, reads: “In the Exercise of the powers vested in the President by Articles 113 (1) and 213 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint General Elly Tumwiine as Minister for Security, Mr Okoth Ochola as the Inspector General of Police...

Meanwhile, Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei has been appinted the Deputy Inspector General of Police.

President Museveni on May 2, 2017 reappointed Kayihura as IGP for another three-year term, placing him at the helm of the country’s law and order agency until 2020.

Unfortunately, his reappointment, which raised a lot of hullaballoo, did not even make it to its first birthday.

Kayihura is a Ugandan lawyer, military officer and Policeman. He was the IGP of the Uganda Police Force, the highest rank in the branch of Uganda's Government.

He was born on December 26, 1955 and he is aged 63 years.

On the other hand, on June 6, 2016, the President appointed minister of security, an office he has served in for 19 months.

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Gen. Henry Tumukunde

Tumukunde is also a qualified lawyer, who has served as the Uganda People's Defence Force's chief of personnel and administration, chief of military intelligence as well as serving as the commanding officer of the UPDF Fourth Division, based in Gulu in nothern Uganda.

He has also previously served as the director general of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO).

Tumukunde was also an MP representing the army between 1995 and 2005.

 

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