Police Transfers Senior Officers, Demotes 11

A day after announcing the transfer of 109 mostly junior police officers, the force on Friday made a separate reshuffle of senior police officers in a move they say is aimed at intensifying the war on corruption.

Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye told The Observer that authorities in the force also demoted 11 traffic police officers due to poor performance.

“The transfers have been made to ensure more professionalism within the directorate of Traffic and Road Safety so as to promote the fight against corruption,” she said.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Traffic Commander Lawrence Nuwabine has been assigned to head a team that will establish a school for traffic and road safety. ACP Hohen Arinaitwe goes from traffic to the directorate of Operations.

Norman Musinga has left the Field Force Unit department (FFU), and is now the Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) traffic commander, while Steven Odongokara becomes commandant integrated highway police.

ASP Faridah Nampiima was transferred from Busoga South to KMP South as Regional Traffic Officer (RTO). ASP Godwin Arinaitwe transferred from KMP South to Busoga South as RTO.

The 11 officers demoted include: CP Lonex Busobozi and PC Wenceslaus Bamwine from Matugga, PC Abu Mudiwa from Kayunga, WCPL Salome Ajuko from Kanyanya, SGT Johnson Eboga and WSGT Florence Kabahura from Old Kampala.

Others were WCPL Leah Letaru and PC Charles Rwoch from Wandegeya, CPL Pascal Turyahabwe from Rukungiri, CPL Simon Mulenzimuto from Kajjansi and CPL Milton Tukamushaba from Kiryandongo.

Namaye said the demoted officers include those who were arrested by the newly- created traffic alert squad on suspicion of involvement in the extortion of motorists.

Source : The Observer

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