On January 3, 2023, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan, made the appointment of four leaders including the former Director of the Department of National Security (TISS), Commissioner Diwani Athuman who appointed him as Secretary-General, taking the place of Moses Kusiluka who has been appointed as the Secretary General.
But the news that has raised the debate today, January 5, 2022, is the removal of Councilor Athumani from his position even before he was sworn in. Questions have arisen for many wondering who this Diwani Athumani is?
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Before being appointed today and dismissed, Diwani Athumani was the Director of National Security serving in that position for 1,210 days, since he was appointed by the then President, John Magufuli on September 12, 2019. In detail, Diwani Athumani Msuya is born in Mwanga in the Kilimanjaro region.
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From social Media wrote that he is the new ‘boss’ of the national security department (TISS). Councilor Athumani Msuya, born in Mwanga in Kilimanjaro region. This is the main ‘shushushu’ at the moment, either the ‘Boss of makachero’, or the national spy. Whatever you call him in explaining his new position which is very sensitive to the security of the country.
Councilor Athumani Msuya is a Police Officer, who received initial training at the police academy (CCP) Moshi and later advanced training at the police officers academy Kilwa road (Kurasini), Dsm and Kidatu, Morogoro.
During his service in the Police force, he has held various positions and positions, including being the personal assistant (Aide-De-Camp) of IGP Omary Mahita. (Aide-de-camp or abbreviated ADC or ‘bodyguarg’ as many of you used to call them).
In 2008, he was promoted from Superintendent of Police (SP) to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and later appointed as Chief of Investigation in Mbeya region (RCO).
On April 28, 2010, he was promoted from Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and remained with his same responsibilities as Chief of Investigation in Mbeya region.
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In November 2010, IGP Saidi Mwema assigned him new duties as the Shinyanga Region Police Commander (RPC) to replace ACP Daudi Siasi.
In May 2012 he was transferred from Shinyanga back to Mbeya to continue his duties as Police Commander (RPC) of Mbeya region.
November 21, 2013 President Jakaya Kikwete promoted him to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SACP) from Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).
He remained in that position for only two weeks, and on December 06 of the same year (2013), President Kikwete promoted him again to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and appointed him as Deputy Director of criminal offenses (Deputy DCI).
In 2014 he was changed from Deputy DCI to Acting Commissioner of the Criminal Intelligence Commission.
On 20 March 2015, President Kikwete promoted three (3) police officers from Deputy Commissioner (DCP) to full Commissioners (CP). The officers are Kenneth Kasseke, Elice Mapunda and Diwani Athumani.
On May 12, 2015, President Kikwete appointed Commissioner Diwani Athumani as the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to replace Isaya Mungulu who retired.
November 18, 2016 President Magufuli revoked his appointment as DCI and appointed him as Administrative Secretary (RAS) Kagera region.
Two years later, in 2018, President Magufuli released him as RAS Kagera and appointed him as the director general of TAKUKURU to replace Valentino Mlowola who was appointed Tanzanian Ambassador to Cuba.
On September 12, 2018, Councilor Athumani Msuya was sworn in as the Director General of PCC. And today, September 12, 2019, he has been re-sworn as the Director General of the Department of National Security (TISS), replacing Pastor Dr. Modestus Kipilimba whose appointment has been revoked. Diwani has a master’s degree in Law (LLM).!