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Former Flying Squad Operatives Apply for New Jobs

274 flying squad operatives have today reported for vetting at Kibuli.

The exercise was conducted at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) in Kibuli.

According to Vincent Sekate the CID spokesperson, the exercise was conducted following the May 8th directive given to CID director to recompense the unit where the officers have to apply a fresh to work under the new guidelines.

He said later the officers will get a new commander and start operations under the monitoring of CID director.

The Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth Ochola disbanded Flying Squad Unit and replaced it with a department of organized crime led by detective, Mark Odong under the Special Investigations Unit.

Its commander Herbert Muhangi was also recalled from CID directorate to general duties department and transferred him to Human Resource directorate to head police manpower audit.

Flying Squad was formed to fight violent crimes such as robberies and kidnaps.

The Special Investigations Division, now revived under the command of Elly Womanya, will coordinate anti-violent crimes operations but SSP Mark Odong will directly head Organized Crimes desk.

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