President Museveni Appoints Abbas Byakagaba, the New Inspector General of Police (IGP)

Posted on May 18, 2024
By Sean Musa Carter
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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed the former Director of Counter Terrorism Unit, at the Uganda Police Force, Abbas Byakagaba, as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP), here's all we know.

This new development comes as Byakagaba replaces Martin Okoth-Ochola who recently finished his term earlier this year.

Ochola will be deputised by Assistant Inspector General of Police James Ochaya, who replaces Maj Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi.

In a statement put out, it said that;

"I confirm that H.E. the President and Commander in Chief of the UPDF has today appointed Mr Abbas Byakagaba as the new Inspector General of Police replacing IGP Martin Okoth Ochola," Mr Faruk Kirunda, deputy presidential spokesperson.

The new IGP, Byakagaba, retired from the police force in March at the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police. He handed over to SCP Frank Mwesigwa.

As director for Counter terrorism, Byakagaba has been part of the operations targeting ADF terrorist cells in several parts of the country and the arrest of suspects involved in these criminal activities.