President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has fired the Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operations, Bonnie Kapeso, and promoted Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga in his place after receiving a preliminary report on the killings of two citizens in Lusaka last week.

The President has also extended the contract for Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja by six months to allow him oversee the inquiry into the killings and also transform the institution and regain people’s confidence.

The President has also appointed Northern Province Commissioner of Police Richard Mweene as Deputy Inspector General of Police for Administration to replace Eugene Sibote whose contract has not been renewed.

Lusaka Province Commissioner of Police, Nelson Phiri, whose contract has not been renewed has been replaced by Eastern Province Commissioner of Police Lackson Sakala.

North-Western Province Commissioner of Police Elias Chushi takes over as Copperbelt Commissioner of Police while Muchinga Province Commissioner goes to North Western in the same capacity.

President Lungu has also promoted State House Deputy Commissioner of Police, Geza Lungu, to Commissioner of Police Eastern Province.