By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Maj. Gen. Godfrey Tumusiime Kasigazi as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP).
Maj. Gen. Kasigazi replaces the late Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech, who died last year under controversial circumstances.
Shortly after his appointment, Faruk Kirunda, the Deputy Presidential Press Secretary, wrote thus on twitter, Tuesday;
“H.E President Kaguta Museveni has appointed Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Tumusiime Kasigazi as Deputy Inspector General of Police,” Faruk Kirunda, the Deputy Presidential Press Secretary said on Tuesday evening.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy police chief, Maj Gen Kasigazi has been serving as the Deputy Commander of the UPDF Air Force, having been appointed to that position in January 2020, replacing Maj. Gen. Gavas Mugyenyi.
Before that, Maj. Gen. Kasigazi had served as the Defence Liaison Officer at the East African Community headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania and Commander of the Motorized Infantry Brigade among other deployments.
Kasigazi is set to relieve Maj. Gen. Jack Bakasumba, who has been the Acting DIGP since November last year.
Bakasumba had been occupying the vacuum that was left behind by Lokech, who had been in office for only eight months having replaced Maj. Gen. Muzeeyi Sabiiti, before his unfortunate demise.
Meanwhile, the President also renewed Dr. Johnson Byabashaija’s contract as the Commissioner General Uganda Prisons Services (UPS).