Mr. John Ngaruye Ndugutse

Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and the High Court of Kenya and all courts subordinate thereto | Commissioner for Oaths | Notary Public | Partner at Ndungutse Malinzi & Co. Advocates in Nairobi, Kenya | Assistant Inspector General of Police of Uganda | Director East Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization Counter Terrorism Centre of Excellence – Nairobi | Senior Legal Consultant at M/s Twinobusingye Severino & Co. Advocates.

Overview And Experience

He has 35 years’ experience in the Ugandan Police Force | He is the Director of the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Counter Terrorism Centre of Excellence in Nairobi | He is the Police attaché at the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi | In summary, he is: AIGP – Assistant Inspector General of police | He served as a Senior Detective at the Ministry of Internal Affairs Compliance Unit with Uganda Revenue Authority | He served as the Commandant of the Professional Standards Unit charged with fighting corruption in the Uganda Police Force | He served as the Director Counter Terrorism in the Uganda Police Force | Initially, he rose through the ranks as: CP – Commissioner of police | SSP – Senior Superintendent of Police | ASP – Assistant Superintendent of Police | IP – Inspector of Police | AIP – Assistant Inspector of Police | CPL – Corporal | PC – Police Constable

Literary Works

Mr John Ngaruye Ndugutse is a contemporary best-selling author in the field of Counter Terrorism basing on his experience as a Counter Terrorism expert in the Uganda Police Force. His book published in 2022 is titled: COUNTERING TERROR: The law as an antidote. This book unfolds the aftermath of the 2010 terror attacks on Uganda. The law as an antidote is a process to avert the intentions of terrorism based on religious beliefs.

The author shows how Uganda effectively countered the terror incidents to bring justice to the victims by capturing the perpetrators at the earliest stage. The terrorists were arrested, charged, tried and convicted by the International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda. The Trial Judge was, His Lordship Alfonse Owiny-Dollo. He is the current Chief Justice of Uganda. This is the first classical case in contemporary times where terrorists were successfully convicted, sentenced and imprisoned. These terrorists were take through the due process to the extent of their involvement in these terrorist activities.

With his hands on experience in the fight against terrorism in the Uganda Police, the author engages the reader on the process of what normal people go through because of vulnerabilities that expose them to the stages of radicalization, cognitive extremism, violent extremism and recruitment before they unleash terror on society.

In the foreword to this book, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda describes the author as; a Senior Detective of Razor-Thin Precision and Swift. He recommends the book as a must read to all peace loving people who are interested in preserving the sanctity of life and stability of society.

Areas Of Expertise
  1. His primary area of expertise is Criminal Investigations and Crime Prevention.
  2. He is a member of the team that set up the Counter Terrorism Centre of Excellence for EAPCCO in Nairobi.
  3. He is a Counter Terrorism expert and highly specialized in Undercover Operations.
  4. He practices Criminal Law, Civil Law and Commercial Law

May 2012 – Present, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP): Ugandan Police Force, Kampala, Uganda.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and manage systems on maintenance and regulation of technical

equipment and resources for the Directorate.

Develop the human and non-human capacity of Uganda police to support proactive counter terrorism.

Enhance liaison with all security departments/agencies and other relevant stakeholders within and outside Uganda for purposes of effective counter terrorism.

Ensure Development and Maintenance of computerized data bank on terrorist groups and individuals and their activities.

Ensure maintenance of a list of all vital installations, facilities and persons that are vulnerable to the threat.

Plan and carry out counter terrorism search to ensure the security of public places and functions.

Advise on security measures, sensitise the public on threat of terrorism and carry out security inspection.

Respond to all terrorism cases and activities related there to;

Assist in investigations of terrorism nature in liaison with CID and other security agencies.

Ensure effective counter terrorism awareness programmes.

Develop plans for neutralization of terrorists.

Prepare Annual work plans and budgets for the Directorate.

Any other duties that may be assigned from time-to-time Investigations.

2016 Foiled the orchestrated anthrax terror attack on both Uganda and Kenya. Case now in Kenya.

2015 Investigated and participated in the extradition of a watchlist terrorist by UN called Jamil Alilabaki Mukulu, now for trial in Uganda.

2014 Supervised the disruption of the would-be terror attack on seven targets including the parliament of Uganda accused people still in court.

2010 – 2012, Commissioner of police: Ugandan Police Force, Kampala, Uganda.

His responsibilities were to coordinate the counter terrorism intelligence, detection, disruption, neutralization and capability of the personnel on the matters strictly related to terrorism.

Investigated the case of July 11, 2010 Kampala terror attack.

Participated in the investigation of the kidnap case of one late Kan Kakama and the accused was arrested, tried and convicted for 30 years each.

2008 – 2010 Senior Superintendent of Police: Ugandan Police Force, Kampala, Uganda.

His responsibilities were to:

Advise the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other Police Force Management organs on the professional standards management of the force.

Act as an in house for addressing complaints against the Police Force.

Liaise with the Legal Department on disciplinary matters, legal complaints and appeals.

Monitor and evaluate other Directorates, Departments and units’ operations for purposes of ensuring transparency, accountability and value for money.

Handle specific investigations into alleged professional misconduct within the force as assigned by the IGP or received from the Public.

Carry out periodic administrative audits on monitoring and evaluation of Professional Standards in line with the mandate of the Police Force.

Carry out investigations on complaints other than those of professional misconduct on directives of the IGP.

Prepare periodic reports for Department and forward them to the IGP for decision making.

Update Professional Standards for the Police Force to keep abreast of issues at hand.

Promote collaboration linkages with both National and International institutions for purposes of enhancing professional standards, policies and practices for the Police Force.

Other duties:

Supervised and participated in the investigation of five thousand, five hundred and sixty cases of Uganda Police misconduct.

Investigated the embezzlement and corruption cases that recovered six billion Uganda shillings.

Assisted Parliament of Uganda in the investigations of HR by Police.

Investigated and unearthed a cross border syndicate (crime) of telephone

2005- 2008 Assistant Superintendent of Police: Ugandan Police Force, Kampala, Uganda.

My responsibilities were to assist the OC CID (Officer Commanding Criminal Investigation Department) in the command and management of crime.

Investigations and supervisions of detectives in the unit.

Investigated and ascertained the CHOGM (Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting) – BMW fraud case. The Vice President, Prof. Gilbert B. Bukenya was charged and tried in court.

Investigated and recovered the Royal Laptop of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II (RIP) the Queen of England that had been stolen.

Participated in the recovery of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) (Bombs) meant to disrupt CHOGM.

Investigated the case of money laundering of 33 million USD at the time equivalent to 72 billion Uganda Shillings.

Investigated the murder case of 8 US tourists and game warden in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kinkizi West in Kanungu District. The Perpetrators were arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

2004 – 2005 Inspector of Police: Ugandan Police Force, Kampala, Uganda.

His responsibilities were to assist the OC CID to manage the personnel and give them direction on the proper case management of criminal, tax and conduct of cases.

Investigated corruption cases in the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) that led to its restructuring.

Investigated a murder case of a President’s guard. The accused was arrested, charged, tried and sentenced to 45 years.

1999 – 2005 Assistant Inspector of Police: Ugandan Police Force, Kampala, Uganda.

General Investigator of all categories of crime.

Participated in the rescue of two kidnapped ladies from the Ministry of Water and Environment. Investigated the case and culprits were arrested and prosecuted.

Investigated and rescued the abducted son of the Hon. Minister of Defense then Hon. Dr. Crispus Kiyonga.

Investigated and rescued a State House employee who had been confined by a quack medical doctor.

Investigated the source of the 2001 Terror funding in Uganda and ascertained it to be from Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Investigated and rescued an Indian girl who had been abducted and confined incommunicado for 2 weeks.

Investigated and ascertained that the printing of counterfeit Rwandese Francs were in Uganda. This put to an end the said fraud once and for all.

1995 – 1999 Corporal: Ugandan Police Force, Kampala, Uganda

He was a records management officer and investigator at the same time.

Investigated a Uganda Airline plane crash in Egypt.

1987- 1988 Police Constable: Ugandan Police Force, Kampala, Uganda.

His responsibilities were guard duties, escort and operations.

Mr. John Ngaruye Ndugutse

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