Police sacks varsity officers

Uganda Police
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MOSES KYEYUNE - kyeyunedeuganda@gmail.com

Police in Kampala has sacked its security bosses at both the Makerere and Kyambogo University over alleged theft of funds.

The officers on the spot are ASP Moses Byaruhanga, the Chief security Officer at Makerere and ASP Amos Gumisiriza of Kyambogo University.

According to sources privy to this reporter, Byaruhanga stole Shs.10m meant for facilitation of police constables to beef up the institution’s security.

“This fund was dispatched by the Uganda Police Force treasury at Naguru to man security at Makerere University in the wake of terrorism but it ended up in one man’s pocket,” said the source.

In more less the same manner, an undisclosed amount of money went missing from the Kyambogo University Police camp leaving smaller constables guarding on empty stomachs.

Police authorities however have dismissed allegations that the officers were fired but instead say that it was a normal transfer.

“It is a routine practice by police to transfer its officers to different stations to improve our capacity in executing our job,” said Police publicist, Judith Nabakooba, adding that, “people especially the media should desist from ill-planted information.”

Nabakooba told this reporter that there was no need for alarm. She, however, shortly contradicted herself when she said some of their officers had been recalled to the Police Headquarters for investigations.

“Whoever is involved in indiscipline acts has been posted at the Headquarters for investigations,” she said.

Now Andrew Mugarura from Field Force Unit (FFU) is the new Chief Security Officer at Kyambogo University while ASP Jackson Mucunguzi takes over as security boss at Makerere and also doubles as Officer in charge (O/C).