President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed new Security Minister and Inspector General of Police (IGP), we can confirm.
General Elly Tumwiine has replaced Gen Henry Tumukunde as Minister for Security and Mr. Okoth Ochola as Inspector General of Police replacing Gen Kale Kayihura. Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei is Deputy Inspector General of Police. Sabiiti has been the head of Military Police
A statement signed by the President and dated 4th March, 2018, reads as follows:
In the Exercise of the powers vested in the President by Articles 113 (1) and 213 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint General Elly Tumwiine as Minister for Security, Mr. Okoth Ochola as the Inspector-General of Police and Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei as the Deputy Inspector General of Police.
The major security reshuffle come a few days after the gruesome murder of Susan Magara whose kidnap exposed loopholes in the security. It was also publically known that Tumukunde and Kayihura were not good friends and therefore their fragile relationship was too hard for security of this nation because they couldn’t cooperate.