The Commandant of the Environmental Police Protection Unit, Commissioner of Police (CP) Godfrey Taire Idhewge is dead.
The cause of death is not yet clear, but Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says CP Taire died on Friday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Nsambya.
“The Inspector General of Police with deep sorrow regrets to announce the untimely death of Commissioner of Police Godfrey Taire Idhewge, who passed on Friday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Nsambya. We do extend our heartfelt sympathies to the immediate family members, and the entire Police fraternity,” Enanga said in a statement.
The late CP Godfrey Taire Idhewge joined Police, on 2nd January, 1989, and he grew in career through the ranks from Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police to the rank of Commissioner of Police.
“The fallen officer served with distinction in various high profile positions that included Commandant of Environment Police from 2014 to 2019, Commandant Railway Police in 2011, Police Force Transport officer from 2007 to 2011, Kampala Extra Region as the Deputy Regional Police Commander from 2006 to 2007, Regional Police Commander for South Western region in 2006, District Police Commander Lira District 2004 to 2006, Kumi District Commander 1991 to 1995,” Enanga said.
The deceased also served as a Member of Parliament for Kagoma Constituency, from 1996 to 2001, and was reinstated to Uganda Police Force on 23rd October, 2001, after five years as Member of Parliament. Enanga revealed that the IGP has tasked the Directorate of Welfare to make burial arrangements in honour of the deceased officer