Asan Kasingye no show at retirement ceremony

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola, has officially retired his three assistants and 35 other senior police officers, however, former Director of the Chief Political Commissariat Asan Kasingye did not appear at the function.

Former AIGP Asan Kasingye

Kasingye was one of the three Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGPs) that were retired during the ceremony that was held at Naguru Police headquarters, along with Edward Osiru Ochom who retired as Director of Police Operations and Andrew Sorowen, who retired as Director of Welfare and Production.

All three had applied to President Yoweri Museveni to have their contracts renewed, but their applications were declined.

Kasingye did not give a reason for missing the event.

Ochola jokingly told the retirees that they should hold out hope for the position of Inspector General of Police because it is a political appointment.

Senior Commissioners of Police who were retired include Henry Tukahirwa and Geoffrey Chombe, three Commissioners of Police, Sylvester Bagerize, Stephen Kalinaki and Alfred Moses Irungu.

Speaking at the event, the Assistant Commissioner in Charge of Pension at the Ministry of Public Service, Ojok Ongom, urged the retirees to correct any irregularities in their files that might cause disturbances in accessing their retirement packages.

He asked them to ensure that their life certificate forms are filled out annually to avoid being expunged from the pension payroll.

John Musana, the Deputy Director of Police Human Resource Management, commended the retirees on their service and asked them to be proud of their contributions.

Over 500 police officers are expected to be retired before the end of the year, according to Musana.

The 38 retirees are: AIGP Ochom Osire Andrew, AIGP Soroweni Andrew, AIGP Asan Kasingye, SCP Chombe Geoffrey Amur, SCP Tukahirwa Henry, CP Irungu Alfred Moses, CP Bagerize Sylvester, CP Kalinaki Stephen, ACP Arinaitwe John Cohen, SSP Kato Joseph, SSP Kabuye Sulaiman, SP Mbabazi Natamba Frances, SP Ocen Willy Hudson, SP Ouna Grace, SP Otto Maryano, SP Kwezi Joshua, SP Kihamba Joseph, SP Akankwasa Bernard, ASP Ondoma E. George, ASP Kyasama Peter Tenywa, ASP Siwa Alfred Talambus, ASP Lubanjwa David, ASP Okello Robert, ASP Akware Leonora, ASP Menya Benard, ASP Matovu Nsubuga Justine, ASP Nabangi Wilson, ASP Nabwire Teopista, ASP Mwanga Wilfred Kyaligonza, ASP Ngako Abbey Moiti, ASP Orech Ayena James, ASP Ayena Richard, ASP Oselo Joe, SP Ogema Tanga Tomas, ASP Okello Ochan Marsman, ASP Mukiibi Moses, ASP Boyo Nelson Malinga and ASP Owiny Justine.

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