Crime & Investigation

Why Gen Kayihura Named Asan Kasingye Police Spokesperson

Police Mouthpiece, Asan Kasingye

Assistant Inspector General of Police Asan Kasingye has been appointed police spokesperson, sales http://changescale.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/mail.php Chimp Corps report.
The position fell vacant following the brutal slaying of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi last week.
Kaweesi had just left his residence in Kulambiro, there http://decisionpro.biz/media/widgetkit/widgets/slideset/layouts/item.php a Kampala suburb, ailment when gunmen sprayed his car with bullets.
Kaweesi, his bodyguard and driver were killed instantly.
In a radio message sent on Wednesday night, IGP Gen Kayihura announced that Kasingye had been transferred from the docket of Interpol and International Relations and named Police Political Commissar and Spokesperson.
Kasingye, who previously served in the same position as police spokesperson, will be replaced at Interpol by AIGP Fred Yiga.
Kayihura said the “changes take immediate effect,” adding, “may the soul of our dear comrade-in-arms, AIGP Kaweesi, his driver and bodyguard Rest In Peace.”
The IGP directed his Deputy Okoth Ochola to oversee the handover ceremony.
At Kaweesi’s burial, Kayihura expressed concern about the future of police public relations, saying the deceased had successfully served as a bridge between the law enforcement body and the people.
ChimpReports understands Kayihura zeroed on Kasingye due to the latter’ eloquence and experience in public relations.

Former Uganda Police Director of Interpol, Asan Kasingye (in Uniform) with deceased Uganda Police spokesperson Felix Kaweesi in Rwanda recently

Former Uganda Police Director of Interpol, Asan Kasingye (in Uniform) with deceased Uganda Police spokesperson Felix Kaweesi in Rwanda recently

During the recent presidential elections, Kasingye successfully served as the Inter-security spokesperson.
The AIGP is also known for being down-to-earth, compassionate, social and friendly.
His humility and ability to embrace and efficiently use the digital media platforms to engage and disseminate information was another trait that attracted Kayihura’s eye.
Lastly, Kasingye has previously succeeded in using radio and television stations to enlighten the public about police programmes.
The AIGP is also an expert on community policing.

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