The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has named Emilian Kayima the new police spokesperson replacing Assistant Inspector General of Police AIGP Asan Kasingye.
Kayima has been serving as the Kampala Metropolitan Police [KMP] Spokesperson.
AIGP Kasingye who took over the position of spokesman after the death of Andrew Felix Kaweesi has also been serving as the political commissar in the police.
“I will be taking leave of Spokesman function to concentrate on Commissariat work,” Kasingye said on Tuesday.
Kayihura said the changes would help police cop with the attitudes and ideological quality of officers.
Kayima, 43, attended Primary One at Kyamaganda Primary School in Masaka District, his only dream was to become a priest.
He then joined Holy Family Minor Seminary, Bukalasa for his O-Levels.
For his A-Levels, Kayima joined St Henry’s College Kitovu. In 1996, during his Senior Six vacation, he started working on his passion by joining Kasubi Secondary School as a teacher.
For the next eight years, teaching was his only source of income. In 1997, he joined Makerere University to study an undergraduate degree in Education.
Some of his course mates included the late Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Hon Simeo Nsubuga (Kasanda), and Commissioner of Police, Moses Kafeero, who is the commandant of the Police Senior Command and Staff College Bwebajja.
Kayima also taught in Lutete Secondary School, Sakri Secondary School, and Buloba Secondary School, where he taught Luganda and Christian Religious Education (CRE) at O-Level, and Divinity at A-Level.
Kayima joined the Police Force in 2004 and was passed out in 2005. Initially, he was posted at Katwe Police Station as the officer-in-charge of the Child and Family Protection Unit (CFPU).
In 2006, Kayima was confirmed as an assistant superintendent of police and appointed to head the Crime Prevention Desk at police headquarters in Kibuli.
He also acted as head of CFPU when his boss went for a mission. In 2011, he was appointed Kampala Metropolitan Political Commissar. His biggest challenge was the Walk-to-Work protests.
In July 2011, he was appointed a liaison officer at the Land Protection Unit where he found that land grabbing has accelerated due to the rise in real estate developers.
Skipping a rank, in 2012, Kayima was promoted to senior superintendent of police.
In 2016, he was appointed KMP spokesperson, replacing Patrick Onyango.
Background information by Daily Monitor