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Museveni Sacks Security Minister, Police Chief

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Museveni Sacks Security Minister, Police Chief

The feud between Uganda’s Security Minister Gen. Henry Tumukunde and the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has come to an end.

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Gen. Elly Tumwiine as Minister for Security and Okoth Ochola as Inspector General of Police to replace the two generals where have been publicly trading in their grudges.

Okoth Ochola has been Gen. Kayihura’s deputy.

President Museveni made the announcement of the new appointments on social media.

“In exercise of powers granted to me by the Constitution, I have appointed Gen Elly Tumwine as the Security Minister. I have also appointed Mr Okoth Ochola as the Inspector-General of Police. He will be deputised by Brig Sabiiti Muzeei.”

Kayihura had replaced Gen Karumba Wamala since 2005, while Minister Tumukunde was appointed Security Minister in 2006.

The two generals have treated each other with a tooth for a tooth for years, culminating into a media war for over a year.

President Museveni had kept silent over their fights and at one point the public demanding his intervention.

In a recent National Security Council meeting, the president is reported to have wondered why the two generals couldn’t bring their differences to the council.

New faces

Gen. Elly Tumwiine

IGP Okoth Ochola

Deputy IGP Brig Sabiiti Muzeei

Click on the link below to follow discussions on the president’s twitter handle.

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