The Chief Political Commissar of Uganda Police, AIGP Asan Kasingye has handed over office after expiry of his contract.
Kasingye was moved from Interpol where he served as director. He was in 2017 appointed as the Police’s Chief Political Commissar.
This position means that he was in charge of political education and organization for the police, a role he has played well.
In March 2020, President Museveni who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces renewed contracts for five police directors including AIGP Kasingye.
However, President Museveni has not renewed the contracts of some police directors who used to work with the former IGP Kale Kaihura,
These include; General Edward Kale Kayihura who include former Operations Assistant Inspector General of police (AIGP) Assuman Mugenyi, Elizabeth Kuteesa, and Ahmed Wafuba Waduwa among others.
According to our sources Kasingye’s contract will expire on May 5 2022 but he chose to tender on his resignation early.
While handing over office, Kasingye said “Today I have handed over the office with guidance from IGP, my deputy ACP Hillary Kulaige following the expiry of my contract. I want to thank you so much for your cooperation, advice, mentoring and guidance I have received during the course of my duty to the country and people”
He promised to remain disciplined, adding that police will always remain his family.
“I will be at my home in Entebbe available to whatever issue I may be helpful about,” he said.