Barely a week after the closure of the infamous Nalufenya detention facility in Jinja district, the Inspector General of Police has started its restructuring in order to fit modern standards.
IGP Martin Okoth Ochola has begun with streamlining the administration of the facility by making reforms in its top leadership.
He has replaced ASP Tyson Rutambika with ASP Kasim Matovu, who has been the officer in charge of Kinoni Police Station in Lwengo district.
In the mini reshuffle, Ochola has re-deployed Rutambika to Namisindwa as the officer in charge of Lwakhakha Police Station.
ASP John Sisye, who previously took that position has been transfered to Namutumba district.
In the same development, the officer in charge of Kamwenge, ASP Marion Obbo, has been moved to Lwengo district.
The changes have also seen SP Peter Mugabi Wambuzi, from the human resource management at the Police headquarters, transferred to Omoro as District Police Commander.
He replaces ASP Denis Komugisha.
‘The message is clear’
Also in the reforms, the officer in charge of Police internal affairs, ASP Kenneth Kabwigo, has been moved to Police headquarters in the human resource department.
In his place now is ASP Hamidu Kabojja.
Meanwhile, the deputy Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, confirmed the new changes, but insisted that Nalufenya is now under Jinja Central Police Division.
“Some of you think Nalufenya had a commander – it is not true.
“The message is clear. The person who has been sent there is just an officer in-charge, but not a commander,” Onyango said.