Museveni Appoints Abel Kandiho as Police Chief of Joint Staff

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed former Commander of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence – CMI Maj Gen Abel Kandiho as the Chief of Joint Staff of Uganda Police Force. 

Gen Kandiho’s appointment was confirmed on Tuesday night in a statement released by Acting UPDF spokesperson Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu.

“His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda and Commander in Chief of the UPDF has tonight [Tuesday] appointed Maj Gen Abel Kandiho to the position of Chief of Joint Staff of the Uganda Police,” Kakurungu wrote.

Gen Kandiho, who until recently served as the Chief of Military Intelligence, will now replace Maj Gen Jack Bakasumba who has been appointed the Ugandan Delegate to the South Sudan Peace Monitoring Mechanism, a position that had earlier on been given to Kandiho.  

Johnson Ategeka