Aswa river region police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema however, admitted that police hierarchies discovered numerous gaps and weaknesses depicted by Amuru police personnel during the community policing program.
Police officers in Amuru district have been accused of laxity while
responding to crimes reported.
Richard Komakech, the Amuru Town Council Urban LC III Chairperson
says that police have been too slow to respond to crimes citing among others
recent shop break-ins and livestock thefts.
Apollo Okello Kaggwa, the Amuru Sub County LCV Councillor says
that various police stations are short of manpower while some police officers are
ageing and can’t handle the fast pace work.
Last week, residents of Lamogi Sub County petitioned the Regional
Police Commander – RPC Ezekiel Emitu over the laxity and misconduct of his
juniors. This prompted Emitu to conduct community policing in the area and gave
30 day-ultimatum to improve on their work.
Aswa river region police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema however,
admitted that police hierarchies discovered numerous gaps and weaknesses
depicted by Amuru police personnel during the community policing program.
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Okema attributed the officers’ laxity to the break-in of the Amuru
Electoral Commission – EC office located at Katikati village, Lacor parish in
Lamogi Sub County where thugs looted office equipment.
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Among those apprehended included Special Police Constable Moses
Mutabingwa who was charged for negligence. However, Okema blames the
burglary on single deployment, a security loophole often times exploited by
Other suspects arrested in connection with the incident include
Otim Joel Ojok, 32, an Office Attendant, Kidega Godfrey Sunday, a student and
Dear Olga Okudra, 38, an Election Assistant.
Public trust in police personnel has continued to
slip largely because a section of the officers engage in subversive
activities that are contrary to the law and code of ethics of the force.
The Uganda Police Force - UPF derives its powers and mandate from
the 1995 Constitution under article 211, 212 and the Police Act. Its primary
role is to protect life and property; preserve law and order, prevent and
detect crimes as well to cooperate with civilian authority and other security
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.