Col Keith Katungi will henceforth Command the no nonse Military Police commonly known as the Red top. He takes over from Brigadier William Bainomugisha at Makindye Military Police headquarters.
The Commander Land Forces Lt Gen Peter Elwelu while presiding over the handing over ceremony, thanked the outgoing commandant for the job well done for having kept Kampala peaceful during his tenure in office.
For the incoming commandant Elwelu congratulated him upon his appointment as commandant military police.” You have taken over in a season of its own kind, a season of miracles ( kyamagero) where people put on masks, no state visits,schools closed, places of worship closed no shaking hands and empty soccer stadiums.We are operating in an extra ordinary environment which need new tactics but we have hope in you and you will excel.”
He also reminded Col Katungi that UPDF and military police have a divine task of maintaining peace and stability of Uganda given from heaven, therefore when in the uniform they have a divine call.
Elwelu called upon local leaders to work hand in hand with the new commandant as they are the pillars in ensuring peace and stability.
Brigadier Bainomugisha thanked the Army leadership for the opportunity to serve as commandant for a period of 2 years and team spirit exhibited by the officers and men of military police which enabled him excel. He called upon them to accord the same to Col Katungi .
The new commandant Col Keith Katungi expressed his willingness to serve and build on to what his predecessors have achieved.
He added that it was a pleasure for him to serve his country in this new appointment and promised to execute his tasks and mission dilgently.
The function was witnessed by RCC of Kampala city Ms Faridah Mayanja Mpima who pledged to support the commandant whenever the need arises.
Present was the Deputy commandant military police Lt Col Gai Mpandwa, Battalion COs and Heads of Department in military police.