Crime & Investigation

Gulu Attack: Profile: Who is ASP Moses Masaba?

RIP: Moses Masaba

Police have paid a special tribute to the heroic Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Moses Masaba who was gunned down in the deadly Sunday Gulu attack.

Masaba on Monday succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained when armed bandits stormed Gulu Central Police Station.

He was pronounced dead at Lacor Hospital where he was under the intensive care unit.

His bravery came to light on Tuesday when officials told ChimpReports that he was the first to realise that the station was being attacked hence calling for reinforcements.

The attackers opened fire at the gallant cop, for sale fatally injuring him.

Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye said, “ASP Masaba will be greatly missed for the calm and composed way he carried out his Police services. “

She added: “We regret the demise of the youthful officer.”

ASP Masaba has been the Regional Officer (RO) in charge of Fire and Rescue Activities for Aswa Region Headquarters at Gulu District.


According to a statement issued by Namaye on Tuesday, the late Masaba is a son of the late Stephen Wanyangala and Ms. Monica Wanyangala.

He attended his O-Level at Kiira College Butiki from 1996 -1999 and A-level at Bukoyo Secondary School from 2000-2002.

He later enrolled at Makerere University where he acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from 2003 -2006, and an Administrative certificate from Law Development Centre (LDC) in 2009.


The late Masaba Moses enrolled into the Uganda Police Force on the 15th November 2010 and had his initial training at Police Training School Kabalye from 2010-2013.

In 2012, he was deployed to the Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services of the Uganda Police Force.

He underwent another specialized course in Fire and Rescue for five (5) months and was then transferred to Jinja District as the Fire and Rescue Operations Officer.

In 2013, he was elevated to head the Regional Fire and Rescue Office for North Kyoga Region (Lira) Region.

He served there for two years before being transferred to Aswa Region to head the Regional Fire and Rescue Office.

At the time of his death, recalled Namaye, Masaba had been assigned as the standby senior officer for the day and was responding to the attack.

She said the Uganda Police Force will fully take charge of costs for the burial.

“A–Plus Funeral Services has been contracted to transport the body to Mulago Hospital for a postmortem today 14th June2016. Thereafter, A- Plus will continue to manage all other burial arrangements together with members of the deceased family and the Police fraternity,” added Namaye

The deceased will be laid to rest tomorrow 15 June 2016 at Bungokho Village, Bungokho Sub County in Mbale District, 5km along Mbale-Tororo Road.

He is survived by a mother and five siblings.

“The Police would like to assure the family of the diseased and all members of the public that suspects behind this heinous attack shall be brought to justice. Already, six suspects are being interrogated in relation to the attack,” said Namaye.

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