The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura has dropped all his personal assistants.
This is contained in a message from the director human resources, Moses Balimwoyo, dispatched to all police units this morning. The changes take immediate effect. In the message, Kayihura sends back all his personal assistants to the human resource directorate to be included on the training schedule for the intermediate command course and fresh deployments.
One of those affected by the reshuffle is Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Jonathan Baroza, Kayihura's right hand man. Baroza's promotion from Superintendent of Police to Assistant Commissioner of Police in January 2016 raised eyebrows.
He has also been under the spotlight on numerous occasions for undermining directors and other senior police commanders. Kayihura has lined up Baroza for the intermediate command course and replaced him with Commissioner of Police (CP) Abraham Sagal as his personal assistant.
Sagal has been working in the Directorate of Interpol and International Relations. Also affected by the reshuffle is Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Immaculate Musimenta, a junior assistant to Kayihura. Musimenta has also been referred to the human resource directorate pending training.
ASPs David Sembera and Ambrose Rwanyonga also move from Kayihura's office to the finance department and training respectively. ASP Emmanuel Ochamringa, the former head of the security of the IGP who was moved in November to supervise construction at police headquarters, has also been kicked out and is awaiting deployment.
The changes have also affected SP Isaiah Igumira, the ADC to the prime minister. He has also been sent back for redeployment. Apart from Baroza's position that has been filled, no appointment has been made for the others.
The reshuffles come almost two weeks after the brutal murder of Andrew Felix Kasweesi, the former police spokesperson, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver, Godfrey Mambewa.
The trio was gunned down on March 17 by unidentified assailants riding on motorcycles minutes after Kaweesi left his home in Kulambiro, a city suburb. At the vigil, President Yoweri Museveni told mourners that the police had been infiltrated by criminals. He asked Kayihura to “clean up” police.