The Savannah Regional Police Commander Susan Nalwoga says that corruption in the force will only end after civilians stop giving bribes to officers.
The RPC who was speaking at a party organised by area leaders for the police on Friday also disclosed that hshe has ordered the arrest of civilians who offer bribes to police and cited some early culprits.
According to the findings in the Fourth National Integrity Survey report
2019/2020 released in February this year, 70 per cent of respondents in 128 districts, named the police as the
most corrupt institution in the Country.
Within the Force, the traffic police were named most corrupt by 67 per cent
of the respondents followed by CID (57 per cent). The report named the courts
and land tribunals as the second most corrupt based on testimonies of 53 per
cent of respondents while land offices were also named corrupt by 53 per cent
Like across the country, there is public outcry in Savannah region which comprises
of Luwero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola over increasing corrupt tendencies among Police personnel.
But while admitting that corruption is eating up the Police force, the Savannah Regional Police Commander Senior Superintendent of Police Susan Nalwoga blamed this on residents who
Nalwoga thus insists that corruption will only end after civilians restrain
themselves from offering bribes to police personnel in a quest for services.
Nalwoga said that she has started to arrest people who are found
giving out bribes to Policemen and one person was picked up on Friday.
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Robert Nsimbi, a former contestant for LC 3 Chairperson of Luwero town agrees
with RPC Nalwoga, but said there are cases where people resort to bribery so as
to get justice or help from Policemen after failing access them.
He however noted that those bribe to defeat justice should be arrested and
the officers involved if corruption is to end.
Luwero District Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa said that corruption can end
if commanders act tough on the officers who are found receiving bribes from
Mulindwa said that corruption has become normal in force because the
commanders take less action on those involved and some of them are also corrupt
like junior staff.
“Corruption won’t end unless we see Police commanders and big shots in the
Country jailed over the crime” Mulindwa said.
While meeting Police Commanders early this month, President Museveni asked police
officers to stop corruption tendencies.
“I have strongly warned them against involvement in corrupt practices," Museveni said on Twitter after the meeting.
Corruption in the Police Force should stop,”