43 Police Commanders Reshuffled

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In short
The reshuffle seems to have affected mostly officers from areas that have been worst hit by robberies and murders.

Lieutenant General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, has on Wednesday announced a major reshuffle of top police commanders that sees a total of 43 high ranking officers reshuffled.
26 Senior and Assistant Superintendents have been transferred and 8 Assistant Commissioners among others in an exercise that takes immediate effect.
Judith Nabakoba, the Police spokeswoman, says these are normal transfers.
However, the reshuffle seems to have affected mostly officers from areas that have been worst hit by robberies and murders.
According to the transfer note signed by Kayihura, the Assistant Commissioner of Police Dodovic Awita former commandant of the Counter Terrorism has been transferred as to command the Aviation
Police, Simon Peter Wafana, the Regional Police Commander of Greater Masaka, has been moved to the Field Force Unit awaiting deployment.
The Senior Superintendent of police Maximal Ogwang who was in Nebbi has replaced him.
Robert Walugembe, has been transferred from Kiira Road which lately registered several cases of murders and robberies to Ssembabule district as DPC. He has been replaced with by Assistant Superintendent of Police Alex Edunyu from Wandegeya police.
John Bambise, who was DPC Bulambuli, becomes the deputy Regional Police Commander for Kampala North region and former Masindi DPC Juma Okwugu has been transferred to Kampala South region as the deputy Regional Police Commander.

The List of Transfers

Rank      NAME                      OLD OFFICE                 NEW OFFICE
ACP      Richard Mivule           RPC Savanah                     RPC Savanah region
ACP     Peter Wafana              RPC Greater Masaka         Field Force Unit (FFU)
ACP     Abby Kisubi                 Integrated Highway            Commandant Nsambya Barracks
ACP     Moses Kafeero           Aviation Police                    RPC Busoga North region
ACP     Ben Mubangizi            RPC Jinja                            Ssezibwa Region
ACP     Raymond Otim                                                          Operation Commandant Naguru/Ntinda Barracks
SSP     Augustus Echopu         FFU                                    RPC Busoga East region
SSP     Alex Tumwebaze           Rakai                                 RPC Kira Region
SSP     Maximal Ogwang          Nebbi                                 RPC Greater Masaka region
SSP     Eddie Sserungogi         Masaka                             D/RPC Ssezibwa region
SSP     Cohen Arinaitwe            Emergency Response         Intergrated Highway Patrol
SSP     Dan Byaruhanga            RPC North Western region
SSP     Fred Ssegirinya              RPC West Nile region
SSP     John Ssewanyana         Commandant Emergency Response       
SSP     Julius Butamala             Maracha                                 RPC Sipi region
SSP     Jacob Opolot                   RPC Elgon region
SSP     Gordon Owulo                 Amuria                                       RPC Mityana region
ACP    James Katonyerera         RPC Katonga                           RPC Katonga region
SP       Robert Walugembe         DPC Kira Road                        DPC Ssembabule  
SP       Abdullah Kitimbo             Ssembabule                             FFU
SP       Jonathan Musinguzi        DPC Jinja                                  DPC Arua
SP       Fred Idema                        Butalejja                                    FFU
SP       Kahebwa                           Amudat                                      DPC Masaka
SP       Apollo Kitiba                      Kibuku                                       DPC Jinja
SP       Dison Aisigoma               DPC Kaabong                          DPC Nakasongola
SP       Geoffrey Asiri                    FFU DPC                                    Kibuku  
ASP     Alex Ibinyu                         DPC Wandegeya                      DPC Kira Road
ASP     Victor Nahebwe               Nakasongola                             DPC Kaabong
ASP     Alex Wabirwe                    Police Headquarters                DPC Butalejja
ASP     Bashir Siribe                     DPC Apac                                  DPC Amudat
ASP     Emmanuel Mafundo        Police Headquarters               OC Station Apac
ASP     Onesmus Mwesigwa      FFU                                              DPC Nebbi
ASP     Deo Obula                        Kanungu                                      DPC Amuria
ASP     Zamani Kanyisige           Pakwach                                      DPC Maracha
ASP     Comfory Munduro           Emergency Response              CIID
C/ASP  Mkronzi Byaruhanga       Mukono                                        OC Station Kiruhura/Kazo
C/ASP   Ela Watiire                        Wobulenzi                                  OC Station Ntungamo
C/ASP   Abel Luganza                  FFU                                               OC Station Pakwach
C/ASP   Peace Nantaba               Kiruhura OC Station                  Kira Road/Kamwokya



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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.