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Kanungu Gets First Police Dog :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kanungu Gets First Police Dog

Superintendent of Police Titus Kutosi, Kanungu District Police Commander says establishment of canine unit services will help police and community to curb cases of theft especially coffee and domestic animals among others.
26 May 2024 19:01
A police dog after arriving at Kanungu police station

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Police in Kanungu district in Kigezi sub region have received a police dog in a move to enhance the fight against criminality in the district.   

Attaining a district status in 2001 after being curved out of Rukungiri, Kanungu which borders Democratic Republic of Congo and hosts tourist potentials of Bwindi Impenetrable Nationals Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

However, police in the area have been conducting fighting crime without canine unit services.  On Saturday evening,  a team of officials from police headquarters led by Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Gabriel Kyesiimo handed over a Germany Shepherd named Prince to Kanungu security and political authorities.  

Kyesiimo revealed that the dog will be handled by a police constable he only identified as Otim.     

Superintendent of Police Titus Kutosi, the Kanungu District Police Commander, says the establishment of canine unit services will help police and community to curb cases of theft involving coffee and domestic animals among others.  

Kutosi however said that budget for the department covering transport means and fuel is not yet available.   

Godfrey Karabenda, the Kanungu town council LC 3 Chairman said that extending canine unit services in the district is a relief to locals because the nearest services would be acquired from Kabale, more than 65 kilometres and Rukungiri, more than 40 kilometres away.  

Ellly Maate, the police spokesperson for Kigezi region says that it is now the duty of all leaders in the district to sensitize locals on how to acquire the service since it is now nearer and free of charge.

Maate says that Rubanda and Rukiga are now the only districts in the Kigezi sub-region still lacking the canine services.   

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