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KASINGYE REPLACES KAWEESI

By UTN Reporter

Naguru - The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has appointed AIGP Asan Kasingye to replace the slain AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Kaweesi was murdered last Friday in Kulambiro near his home by unknown assailants, along with his body guard and driver.

In a general communication to all Police units, Gen Kayihura appointed Asan Kasingye who has been the director of International Police-INTERPOL in Uganda.

The appointment takes immediate effect.

In the same communication, Gen Kayihura appointed AIGP Fred Yiga as new director of INTERPOL replacing Kasingye.

Kasingye also becomes the force’s Chief Political Commissar.

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BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

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