ISO boss Brig Gen Balya replaced, appointed ambassador.
The head of Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Brig Gen Ronnie Balya has been replaced by Maj Kaka Bagyenda (Retired). Brig Balya has reportedly been appointed an ambassador.
Outgoing UPDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, confirmed the changes, however, he could not state the specific office to which Brig Gen Balya has been appointed.
"I can confirm the changes for now, but i cant on the specifics of Brig Gen Balya’s new office," he said on phone.
Until last week, Brig Gen. Balya was rumoured to replace Gen Kale Kayihura as IGP of police. However, Gen Kayihura vehemently dismissed the rumours saying his sacking cannot be done through social media as it has been portrayed in the recent past.
“I cannot be sacked through Whatsapp. Besides, I am not life IGP. My job is prone to replacement,” he said.
WHO IS BALYA
Balya, born 1961 in Kabarole District, joined the National Resistance Army in 1985. He served initially as a District Internal Security Officer (DISO) in Northern Uganda and Western Uganda. In 1997, Brig. Balya was moved to headquarters where he served in various capacities like Director of the ISO inspectorate, Director analysis and Director Technical Intelligence before consquently being appointed deputy director general ISO in 2006.
On July 27, 2010, Balya was appointed director general of ISO, replacing Amos Mukumbi.