Police Officer Still on

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A senior policeman, who was suspended from service for publicly opposing a major decision of the Inspector General of Police, has not returned to office six months after his interdiction was lifted.
Fred Nabongo, the former Commissioner of Police for Human Resource Development, was interdicted for reportedly opposing a move by the police boss, Kale Kayihura, to send a group of police officers for a course at the National Leadership Training Institute in Kyankwanzi. At the time Nabongo said that sending police officers to Kyankwanzi was politically partisan because the institute is used as a training base for the ruling National Resistance Movement.
But Kayihura insisted that the training was neither political nor partisan. He said the police officers would be equipped with leadership skills to enable them conduct their work more efficiently.
Stephen Kagoda, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, says the Police Authority lifted Nabongo's interdiction in Jauary this year. He says the Police Authority recommended that Nabongo be reprimanded and counseled before he is reinstated to the service.
However six months later, Nabongo has not returned to office. Kagoda could not explain why the police force had not implemented the decision of the Police Authority.
Attempts to get a comment from the police administration on the matter hit a dead end as no one was willing to openly comment on the matter.