KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
on Sunday sacked the security minister and police chief
in a surprise reshuffle.
Minister Henry Tumukunde and Inspector General of Police
Kale Kayihura “will be given other duties,” a State
House statement said.
an army representative in parliament, was named as
security minister and Okoth Ochola, a former deputy
police chief, was nominated as inspector general.
appointments have been sent to parliament for approval,
the statement said.
dismissals came after media reports of poor working
relationship over a power struggle that has led to an
increase in murders and insecurity in the east African
last six months, at least 26 women were mysteriously
murdered in the capital, Kampala, and the central
district of Wakiso, and most of the perpetrators remain
alone, six foreign nationals died in Uganda, some under
unclear circumstances, local media reported.