The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura has transferred seventy senior officers who have just completed a six-month intermediate command course at the Police Senior Staff College, Bwebajja.
The officers transferred through a message released this morning signed by the Director Human Resource Management Moses Balimwoyo are between the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Senor Commissioner of Police (SCP).
According to the message, Lodovick Awita, the former head of security at Entebbe International Airport replaces suspended Elias Kasirabo as the Commandant Very Important Person Protection Unit (VIPPU). Awita is replaced by James Ruhweza who has been the head of operations at Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP).
Stephen Tanui who has been the deputy commandant KMP has been appointed deputy commandant of the Field Force Police Unit (FFU).
Sam Omala has been appointed director of welfare and production for special assignments. Omala came into the limelight when he was assigned to handle opposition politician, Dr Kizza Besigye during the Walk to Work protests between 2011 and 2015.