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Punish Politicians Breaking the Law, Says UHRC Officials

The Uganda Human Rights Commission regional official, Juliet Logose says police should not allow politicians to break the law.
Juliet Logosa human rights officer in charge of West Nile region addressing police officers during the training in Arua at Heritage courts Hotel on friday
Police should bring to book all candidates who break the law, says Uganda Human Rights Commissioner for West Nile, Juliet Logose.

Logose says many politicians are breaking the law, and they should be punished. 

She was addressing police officers and crime preventers on Friday at Heritage Courts Hotel, during a training on professionalism for officers.

The training is organized by Police Standards Unit from police headquarters, in partnership with Uganda Human Rights Commission.

Logose says if police shuns exercising its powers on politicians, they will not be relevant to the society anymore.

“Police should be able to apprehend politicians who break the law, they should not be left to do anything which contravenes with the law,” Logose said.

She also blamed police for detaining suspects beyond the legal provision of 48 hours.

Peter Achire, the officer in charge of Police Standards Unit said police should ensure proper management of crime from the scene, before the file is sanctioned to go to court.

 

The training drew police officers from the entire West Nile region and crime preventers within Arua district.