Breaking

Police to Chase Crime Preventers From Stations

Elizabeth Lukwago, a resident of Kisenyi said police have visited their area on numerous occassions with promises of improving the situation but nothing is implemented.
AIGP Kasingye addressing Kisenyi Residents

Audio 5

Police is considering chasing crime preventers from its out posts and police stations for acting contrary to what they are supposed to be doing. Police established the crime preventer's forum in 2013 as part of its community policing program.

 

The Crime preventers are expected to detect and report crime to police for action. However, Asan Kasingye, the Political Commissar in Uganda Police Force, says some of the crime preventers are involved in dubious deals and extortion.

 

He says the Crime Preventers leave their homes and park their motorcycles at the nearest Police Station before they storm the neighboring villages to engage in crime, a thing he says can't be tolerated. 

 

//Cue in: "Crime prevention is…

Cue out:……becomes the problem".//

Kasingye said this while representing the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola during a community engagement in Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb to address employment challenges as well as preventing conflicts in marginalised communities in urban slums.

Kasingye said police is determined to open a new chapter and redeem its image.

 

//Cue in: "Mulinya lya Inspector…

Cue out:…Naye tukwataganile wamu".//

English Soundbyte

 

He asked the youths in the area to be law abiding and cited the example of Bobi Wine who emerged from similar circumstances through legitimate channels to rise to fame.

 

//Cue in: "Nze nina…

Cue out: …communities we have,”//

Kasingye told URN on the sidelines of the meeting that Kisenyi is a known hub for drugs that is why police was reaching out to the community there.

 

//Cue in: "Kisenyi is very…

Cue out: …believing in himself".//

 

Bleshious Katumba, a resident of Kisenyi blames the extremism in the area on the violent approach by the police force.

//Cue in: "Because violence cannot…

Cue out: …killing the youth".// 

Most of the residents faulted police for failing in its responsibility, which they said fuels violence in slums. 

Elizabeth Lukwago, a resident of Kisenyi said police have visited their area on numerous occassions with promises of improving the situation but nothing is implemented.

The engagement was part of the programs being implemented by the International Organization for Migration with support from the European Union to empower youths in slums.

Images 1

Keywords

Entities