By Fred Kiva
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura has sacked Senior Commissioner of Police (SCP) Good Mwesigwa from his position as the Commandant Police Professional Standards Unit (PSU)
In his directive dated, January 10, Kayihura replaced Mwesigwa with Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) John William Okalany from the Directorate of Human Resource.
“I have transferred ACP Okalany John William from the Directorate of HR & LS and appointed him as Commandant PSU,” Kayihura said in his directive.
The Inspector General of Police ordered the Director Human Resource and Administration to witness the handover of office, maintaining that the appointment takes immediate effect.
Kayihura’s communication doesn’t point out reasons for Mwesigwa’s sacking which comes at the time top police bosses are facing court charges related to espionage and engaging in armed robbery, offenses meant to have been detected and handled by the PSU.
Last year Senior Commissioner of Police Joel Aguma, the former Commandant Police Professional Standards Unit, and Senior Superintendent of Police Nixon Agasirwe, the former Special Operations Boss and four others were arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence over charges related to illegal extradition of refugees and engaging in armed robbery. The officers are still battling the charges before the army court.
There are reports that Mwesigwa being investigated his role in illegal sale of arms and ammunition.
Last year, President Yoweri Museveni said the Police Force has been infiltrated by criminals, tasking the Inspector General of Police to clean his house.