The inspector General of police Gen Kale Kayihura has sacked his long time Personal assistant ACP Jonathan Baloza and replaced him with Cp Sagal Abraham who has been working with Interpol international relationship.
The move comes at a time of heightened tension at police with Gen Kayihura fearing for his life.
In the new changes Kayihura transferred Baloza to human resource directorate pending course.
Asp Immaculate Musimenta was also be transferred from the office of IGP to Human resource directorate, ASP David Sembera from office of IGP to Finance, ASP Emmanuel Ochamuliga from Office of IGP to Human resource directorate pending deployment.
According to Asan Kasingye the police spokesperson said the transfers are normal and started with immediate effect.
The IGP Afande Kare Kayihura has today morning shocked eye witnesses when he easily jogged through Kampala city outskirts from Kololo ceremonial grounds through Lugogo bypass to Kira road to Kamwokya- Mulago-Golf course and back to Kololo grounds a distance of about 20Km.
At the finish line, he took members of the community and officers through physical exercise drills that left many amazed how fit the Inspector General of Police is.
The most amazing part was where he told the people that this was just practice for the #PoliceMarathon that he scheduled for Saturday 8th October.
He further invited everyone to the #PoliceDay that is taking place tomorrow at the Kololo ceremonial grounds where the guest of honor will be H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of the Republic of Uganda.
Makindye magistrate court has formerly halt criminal proceeding prosecution of IGP Gen Kale Kayihura and seven of his senior police commander over torture.
As earlier ordered by constitutional court presiding grade 1 magistrate Juliet Nakitende order this morning that the proceedings against Kayihura be halted until the court received further directive from constitution court.
Magistrate Nakitende was moved by order served to her court this morning that was issued and signed by deputy chief justice Kavuma last Friday.
Justice Kavuma suspended the trial until constitutional court hears and determine a petition filed by city advocate Robert Lutalo challenging Kayihura’s trial on torture charges.
Kavuma’s order has been served and presented before court by David Wandera Oundo Lutalo’s advocate.
Former Prime Minister Apollo Nsibambi has condemned the recent siege on Makindye Chief Magistrates Court saying such attacks interrupt the independence of the Judiciary.
His comments follow demonstrations by supporters of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura who threatened to block proceedings of a case filed by private lawyers against Kayihura and seven other police officers over the beating of former presidential candidate Dr Besigye’s supporters.
Nsibambi appeales to the pro-Kayihura team to follow provisions of the law and allow the courts to perform their duties undisturbed.
Government maintains that the police boss Kale Kahihura has never been served with summons to appear before the Makindye Magistrates court where he is expected to appear for alleged torture of Dr. Besigye’s supporters last month.
Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says Kayihura is only reading about the summons in court in the media adding that there is no reason for him to appear before the court.
Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura has sent senior police officers across the country for one year fresher course at police senior staff college in Bwebajja.
The new long list of senior police officers going for an intermediate course followed a massive police reshuffle that saw senior police officers in Kampala Metropolitan lose their offices to junior officers.
Notable among senior police officers going for the one year Intermediate course include;
ACP Herbert Muhangi the Flying Squad commander,
ACP Polly Namaye the deputy police publicist,
ACP Silagi Bakaleke the RPC Kampala East,
ACP James Ruhweza the KMP operations commander,
Acp Sam Omara,
Hassan Kihanda the Fire and Rescue operations commander,
David Manzi the commandant Parliament police,
Apollo Kateeba RPC Albertine region,
Buruhan Zirabamuzale staff officer KMP,
Mark Odongo commandant CiID Kireka,
SSP Nixon Agasirwe the commander of Gen Kayihura’s Special Operations Unit whose police number has been protested among other officers.
The officers are expected to undergo senior command course, force leadership skills and widen range of their understanding with the help of different scholars from within and outside the country.
The shadow minister for internal affairs and human rights also Butambala county MP Mohammad Muwanga Kivumbi condemned prosecution of junior officers instead of their commanders for beating up supporters of Kiiza Besigye.
Kivumbi says that the trial of five police constables and a crime preventer over the beating up of FDC supporters is a mockery of justice because they were working on orders of their commanders who have been spared from taking the stand in the dock at the police tribunal that started work yesterday.
The law maker notes that charging the five officers is a trick by the IGP to fool Ugandans that justice will be served.