Prior to his appointment as Deputy Police Chief, Major General Tumusiime Katsigazi was the Deputy Commander of the UPDF Air Force, a position he took over from Maj Gen Gavas Mugyenyi in January 2020.
“H.E President Kaguta Museveni has appointed Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Tumusiime Kasigazi as Deputy Inspector General of Police, ” On Tuesday evening, Faruk Kirunda, the Deputy Presidential Press Secretary, stated.
Maj Gen Katsigazi previously served as the Defence Liaison Officer at the East African Community headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, as well as the Commander of the Motorized Infantry Brigade, among other assignments.
Maj Gen Katsigazi succeeds Lt Gen Paul Lokech, who died of a blood clot in August of last year after only serving in the position for eight months.
Katsigazi’s appointment as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police replaces Maj Gen Jack Bakasumba, who was appointed in November to fill the position in an acting capacity in order to avoid a vacancy.
By appointing Maj Gen Katsigazi, President Museveni has once again ensured that the position of Deputy Inspector General of Police is filled by a serving officer in the UPDF.
He initially appointed Maj Gen Muzeeyi Sabiiti to the position, but replaced him in November 2020 with Maj Gen Paul Lokech, also known as the Lion of Mogadishu.
Maj General Katsigazi Tumusiime Biography
Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime is a Ugandan military officer and diplomat who has been serving as Uganda’s Deputy Inspector General of Police since January 2022. He is a Major General in the UPDF and served as the Deputy Commander of the UPDF Air Force prior to his current assignment. He previously worked as the Defense Liaison Officer at the East African Community headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Major General Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime has previously held positions such as Commander of the UPDF Motorized Infantry Brigade and Acting Chief of Staff of the UPDF Land Forces, among others.
He took over as deputy commander of the UPDF Air Force in January 2020, succeeding Major General Gavas Mugyenyi, who was appointed Uganda’s military attache to India. On March 28, 2020, he was promoted from Brigadier General to Major General.