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  • Uganda to Deploy Police Officers based on Performance in Training

    PoliceThe Uganda Police has declared that the deployment of senior police officers shall be determined by their performances in the ongoing anti-terrorism training program.
    This disclosure was made by Police Public Relations Officer, The Uganda Police has declared that the deployment of senior police officers shall be determined by their performances in the ongoing anti-terrorism training program.
    This disclosure was made by Police Public Relations Officer,The Uganda Police has declared that the deployment of senior police officers shall be determined by their performances in the ongoing anti-terrorism training program.
    This disclosure was made by Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Mr. Fred Enanga.

    “It is not going to be automatic that everyone will go back to where he or she was. Their deployment is going to be based on their performance during training. This will be concluded by the end of two weeks,” the PPRO stated.

    A total of  170 District/Division Police Commanders(DPC) on the completion of  a three months refresher course last week were been sent on two weeks leave.

    The late Deputy Inspector General of Police Lt Gen Paul Lokech had sent the commanders to Olilim Counter-Terrorism Police Training School in Katakwi district in May to equip them with new skills in observing human rights during their day-to-day operations, swifter response to emergencies and building community policing.

    However, But before their departure, Lokech had ordered them to hand over their offices to Officers In-charge of the various stations, who, from the time were to serve as acting DPCs.

    Some of the DPCs had already been replaced in the reshuffle issued out by Lokech two weeks before his death
    . The decision to retrain DPCs was concluded during a meeting with DPCs and President Yoweri Museveni at Entebbe State House in April. Museveni reportedly raised a number of issues that rotated around chaotic scenes registered during political party primaries and general elections.

    The issues highlighted included lack of intelligence gathering techniques which saw some political groups successfully organize protests, failure to brief juniors on operation procedures which saw them shooting and injuring civilians during the election period while other DPCs were accused of hobnobbing with groups evicting people.

    President Yoweri Museveni had earlier on ordered the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola to draft new operation rules and ensure they are shared with each policeman. Ochola came up with 15 Standard Operating Procedures to address the gaps, and printed 50.000 copies of revised SOPs which were shared with every police officer.

    Police commanders and their juniors were advised to ensure strict adherence to the SOPs in order to minimize operational mistakes and further enable police officers to enforce law and order, to the expectations of the public they serve.

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  • Police Officer Defiles 12 year old Daughter in Kenya

    Kenyans have condemned  officers of the Isebania police station for detaining  a 12 year old girl who reported a case of rape.

    The girl had gone to the police station  to report, her father, a police officer, who had lured her into his bedroom and defiled her at their home in Nyabohanse town.

    Informed sources disclosed that the officers at the police station had to detain the girl, to cover up evidence of defilement and protect  their colleague from the consequence of his action..

    The girl, a  Standard Five pupil at a private school, recounted how she had approached her father for school fees, but rather than getting the money her father defiled her.

  • 6 Women Appointed Police Commanders in Kenya

    KenyaThe Police in Kenya has appointed six women as County Police Commanders.

    The names of the women were announced on Monday by the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet at a security meeting at Flamingo Hotel in Mombasa.
     

    Dr. Interior CabiThe six female county police commanders are Naomi Ichami (Bomet), Leah Ngutu (Kirinyaga), Catherine Mugwe (Nyamira), Lydia Ligami (Kitui), Beatrice Gachago (Kajiado) and Esther Seroney (Homa Bay)

    In his remarks at the meeting, Inspector General of Police said "We are going to have 46 commanders. We don't have a county commander for Nairobi because the regional commander is the county commander. That has been the tradition over the years".

  • Govt Goes After Opposition in Zimbabwe

    Government agents  in Zimbabwe have launced a manhunt for Opposition MDC-T National Chiarman Morgan Komichi over his refusal to accept the election results declared by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

    Four unidentified armed men had visited the Harare residence of Komichi on Sunday night searching for him.

    However, the Police stated that Komichi and the MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti are wanted.

    Komichi, in a chat with People, confirmed that his life was in danger.

    "I now fear for my life and my family because I left home 10 minutes before the armed men pounded on my wife and children looking for me. Luckily, I had just driven out," Komichi said.