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Okoth-Ochola hands over, awaits President’s decision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Martin Okoth-Ochola,65, has handed over office, as he awaits President Yoweri Museveni’s decision on a new Inspector General of Police. “Prior to this occasion, on 3rd January 2024, I wrote to the Honorable Minister of Internal Affairs/Chairman Police Authority requesting to conclude my tour …

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Manpower Audit: Police numbers down by 2,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The recent manpower audit ordered by the Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola, has seen police force numbers countrywide drop by close to 2,000. A senior police officer who preferred anonymity to speak freely said the recent audits revealed that many police officers have …

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Minister Otafiire orders police to resume construction of housing units

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Internal Affairs Minister Maj Gen Otafiire Kahinda has given the Uganda Police Force a three-month ultimatum to start constructing housing units for junior officers. The Housing Project was initially launched in 2016 by then Inspector General of Police Gen Edward Kale Kayihura with the construction of 10,000 housing units. The …

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IGP Ochola directs on plan to end drugs meant for health centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola, has directed all commanders to swiftly curb the theft and selling of drugs meant for Ugandan health centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. Ochola through the police’s Director for Operations Assistant Inspector …

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IGP Ochola eulogises Kato Lubwama

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola hailed the deceased former Lubaga South Member of Parliament, Paul Kato Lubwama as a great comedian that the country will greatly miss. “The IGP and the Police management would like to pay tribute to the …

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IGP Ochola reshuffles 69 officers in latest changes in police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola made new changes and appointments affecting 69 police officers. In fresh deployments, transfers and appointments involving gazetted officers between the rank of Commissioner of Police (CP) and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), CP Polly Namaye who …

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IGP: We will respond to gun attacks with full force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and his security counterparts have tasked all territorial commanders to aggressively respond to gun and machete-wielding attackers targeting police officers, soldiers, guards and security facilities. Ochola, has indicated that he and his colleagues heading other security …

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