Monday, 17 June 2019 | 11:46 WIB

President of Uganda Dismisses Minister of Security, Chief of Police

Yoweri Museveni

UGANDA, NNC - President of Uganda,Yoweri Museveni dismissed Minister of Security and Chief of Police in a surprise cabinet reshuffle, Sunday (3/4/2018).

"Minister of Security, Henry Tumukunde and Police Inspector General Kale Kayihuta will be given another task," said Uganda’s official statement.

Elly Tumwine, a military representative in Parliament, was appointed Minister of Security and Okoth Ochola, a former deputy police chief, nominated as Chief of Police.

The appointments have been sent to Parliament for approval, the statement said, as reported by Xinhua monitored by Antara in Jakarta on Monday (2/5) morning.

The dismissal comes after the media reported a poor working relationship due to power struggle that has resulted in an increase in killings and unsafe conditions in the East African country.

For the past six months, at least 26 women have been mysteriously murdered in Uganda's capital Kampala and Wakiso district in the center of the country, and most of the perpetrators are still on the loose.

In February alone, six foreign nationals died in Uganda, partly in uncertain conditions, local media reported.