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Calamity in Uganda Police as another high ranking officer quits the force

KAMPALA– Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Grace Turyagumanawe has today 20th July 2020 retired from the Uganda Police Force after serving for 33 years.

Turyagumanawe was heading the Directorate of Peace and Support Operations since its establishment in 2014.

While handing over office today Turyagumanwe thanked God who has enabled him to walk this long journey for about 33 years in service within the Uganda Police. 

“I thank The Inspector General of Police, Deputy, Directors and the entire Police Force for the support, corporation and the mentorship rendered to me while in service, It was not a one man’s show.” Turyagumanawe said.

He also apologized to all the persons he could have wronged during the service in one way or another but said that it was not intentional.

During his service in Uganda Police, Turyagumanawe served as Officer in Charge (OC) in Mukono, Lugazi, and as District Police Commander in Kalangala and Luwero until he joined traffic department and was posted to Police Headquarters.

Turyagumanawe tgen joined Administration as Regional Police Commander in Hoima, Central Region, Commandant VIPPU and later appointed as Director Operations Uganda Police. 

He also served in Karamoja during the reestablishment of law and order before being promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police.

He handed over to Commissioner of Police Amoru Martin and asked him to continue from where he has stopped as he has left behind a good working team of officers.

The function was held at Police Headquarters in Nagulu, Kampala and was witnessed by Senior Commissioner of Police Musana Geoffrey, Deputy Director Human Resource Management.  

Musana thanked Turyagumanawe for his selfless service in the force and being a great asset. 

“Grace Turyagumanawe had speed on which he handled matters whenever there is a crisis in the force and we all admired him for that. Thank you for the job well done coming out with your head high and in society you have done your best.” Musana said.

This is a 6th High ranking Police Officer to retire from the Uganda Police, yesterday, John Ndyomugyenyi also retired from the Police and today he announced his intentions to join politics and represent Nothern Division in Kabale District Council.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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