The Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth-Ochola has made one of the biggest reshuffle in police force since taking over the force.
The latest reshuffle has seen more than 120 senior police officers affected with regional and district police commanders being the most affected.
In a communique issued on Saturday, at least 38 senior police commanders were sent on course at the Senior Command and Staff College in Bwebajja, Wakiso District, and they are to start training on April 1. Another 91 regional and district commanders were shuffled.
According to the communique, Commissioner of Police Godfrey Ireidwenge has been transferred from the Directorate of Human Resource Management to the Ministry of Internal Affairs where he will head the department of small arms and light weapons.
Moses Binoga, who has been the coordinator of anti-human trafficking in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, has been sent to the Human Resource Management and Development for redeployment.
Transfers IN DETAIL
Mr Stephen Musoke has been sent to the Department of Police Inspectorate from Human Resource Directorate.
Among those sent on course are Ms Esther Akwango, Ms Sarah Kibwika and head of Child and Family Protection Department Morine Atuhaire.
Zurah Ganyana has been moved from the Public Relations department for a course.
Mr Roman Otooro, who joined police in 2007, has been appointed deputy commandant of the Police Training School in Kabalye.
Speaking to info256 on condition of anonymity, a senior police officer who is one of those who have been affected said the reshuffle was made as a result of the current political situation in the country.
“You know Bobi Wine has created a lot of panics within the government and this led to reshuffle,” the officer told us.
We however, could not independently verify this claim.