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Uganda’s police chief sacks DPC over protestors shootings

By Timothy Sibasi, timothy.sibasi@alleastafrica.com

KAMPALA – A day after commanding a deadly operation against presidential age limit protestors in Rukungiri that left one dead and a dozen hospitalized, the inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has recalled the Rukungiri District Police commander college.

Kale Kayihura has deployed Superintendent of Police Moses Nanok, who was convicted in police disciplinary court for beating up Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters, to Rukungiri District as the overall commander.

Uganda’s IGP Gen. Kayihura swings into action over Rukungiri shooting that left one dead.

In a memo dated October 21, the Gen Kayihura, says the transfer takes immediate effect. The current Rukungiri DPC, according to Gen Kayihura’s letter to all units will report to the Police Human Resource & Administration for redeployment.

Mr Nanoka’s transfer comes just days after the current Rukungiri DPC Richard Emuna and two other officers got injured in running battles with opposition supporters during consultations on the proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 which seeks among other things to remove the age limits from the 1995 Constitution.

Meanwhile, the Police Disciplinary Court In February this year found guilty Mr Nanoka alongside eight others of overseeing the beating of Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters in July 2016.

The same court demoted Mr Nanoka to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police, although it is understood that he still holds his rank of Superintendent of Police.

In another transfer, Assistant Commissioner of Police Enock Abeine who has been on a course at the Command and Staff College in Bwebajja, Wakiso District has been transferred to Makerere University as the Chief Security Officer to replace Mr Jackson Mucunguzi who goes for training at the college.

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1 comment

rezen Oct 22, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Subject: “Uganda’s police chief sacks DPC over protestors shootings” By Timothy Sibasi, Oct 22, 2017

Commentary, 22 Oct 2017
Demoting, transferring, replacing, moving, reshuffling etc is just playing with the tiny leaves. The malaise, the ailment, the disease, the CANCER of Uganda — and, for that matter, AFRICA — is in the ROOTS. There is no remedy other than getting rid of the ROOT CAUSE of Africa i.e. THE SELF APPOINTED PRESIDENTIAL MURDERERS. THE END .
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P.S. As a Reader, my admiration and THANKS goes to https://www.alleastafrica.com in general, and in particular to the fantastic writer >>> Timothy Sibasi

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