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Battle of Generals as DIGP Katsigazi defies orders of Gen Otafiire, Court

By Davis Mugabi

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Tumusiime-Katsigazi is in hot soup for defying lawful orders and directives of Internal Affairs Minister, Maj. Gen. Rtd. Kahinda Otafiire. Otafiire is Katsigazi’s boss. The Police, whose leadership Katsigazi forms, falls directly under Internal Affairs. 

However, we have learnt that Katsigazi has defied Otafiire over property comprised LRV 1837 Folio 11 Plot 106 Old Kira Road.

“If the question of ownership and possession was settled, as per the response from your office ADM/36/181/01 Vol. 145, and the Area DPC and O/C Station, directed to immediately implement the same to avoid unnecessary complaints, why have the said officers neglected to comply with lawful orders?” Gen. Otafiire wrote to Katsigazi on December 22, 2023.

While the DIGP is reluctant, AIGP John Nuwagira, the Police Director for Operations (writing on behalf of the Inspector General of Police – IGP), has ordered the Commander, Kampala Metropolitan Area, to immediately implement the directive and make a report to the IGP that the required action has been taken. Nuwagira’s letter is dated January 2, 2024. 

Meanwhile, we have learnt that Katsigazi has been sued as an individual for defying lawful orders. 

Businessman Yusus Ssemakula wants Shs 1 billion as compensation, after Katsigazi interfered with the court order. 

Gen. Otafiire warned the Police recently that:

“This serve to direct immediate non-interference of police on said property and all police officers involved, act in their personal capacity and should be subjected to disciplinary action.”

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