Police has once again deployed Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana, an officer infamous for spraying FDC candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, with pepper.
The incident happened at Mulago roundabout in Kampala during Walk-to-Work campaign in 2011, leaving Besigye half-blinded.
Arinaitwe pulled out his pistol and hit Dr Besigye’s car windscreen before he directly drenched him with pepper.
He was suspended but later cleared by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth-Ochola, in a statement says Arinaitwe has been transferred to the Directorate of Crime Intelligence headquarters.
Also redeployed are; spokesman for Rwizi Police Region, Vicent Ssekate, Samson Lubega, spokesperson for Kiira Police Region also former Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman and Ibin Ssenkumbi, who is now a spokesman of Greater Masaka Police Region.
Police to pour 3,500 trainees in Kampala
Meanwhile, the police force is also deploying 3,500 police trainees in Kampala Metropolitan Police area ahead of February elections.
The trainees include 3,000 probationary police constables and 500 cadets.
Their nine-month training at Masindi Police Training School-Kabalye in Masindi District has been halted for the new mission.
According to Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the trainees will be under the Field Force Police Unit.
The same group took a break when they were deployed during the Pontiff’s visit in Uganda in November last year.
Police is also recruiting 36,000 special police constables (SPCs) to provide security to supplement crime preventers and the army in a move to diffuse election violence.