New Shuffle: AIGP Yiga to Head Police’s Political Wing

Inspector General of Police Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura Wednesday has announced fresh changes in the forces’ top leadership.

In the latest shuffle, cheapest Kayihura appointed AIGP Fred Yiga the new Chief Political Commissar (CPC) of the Police. The CPC is the head of the political wing of the Police force.

AIGP Yiga in the past served as the United Nations (UNMISS) commissioner of police for South Sudan for more than 10years until early this year when he handed over to Rwanda’s Bruce Munyambo.

His promotion to CPC by Kayihura follows police’s recently announced nationwide ‘rectification’ campaign aimed at professionalizing the force.

He replaces Asuman Mugyenyi who has been moved to head the Police’s Directorate of Operations.

In his letter promoting Yiga, search the IGP emphasized, that his work would be to develop the ideological orientation of the police i.e, the positive mindset and attitude of all police officers.

“The CPC must strive to inculcate such professional values as hard work, discipline, sense of mission, integrity, team spirit and comradeship among the members of the force,” stressed Kayihura.

Yiga was also tasked to “without delay” operationalize the Police’s Department of Political Education and aggressively work to improve the public image of the police by operationalizing the Department of information and public relations.

He is also to study the various reports by organizations especially ON human rights and corruption, and propose remedial action.

Meanwhile, Asuman Mugyenyi who has been the CPC has been appointed Director of Operations by the IGP and tasked to transform the traditional structure into the new community policing model.

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