Police has blamed the local leaders for endorsing criminals
from the community for joining the armed forces.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Paul Wataka, the Acting Police Commander for Aswa Region told URN recently in an interview that the police institution is battling with indiscipline of
officers who are wrongly endorsed into the forces.
The Acting RPC of Aswa region noted that at the time of the recruitment, local leaders tend to recommend some criminals from the community whose
characters are difficult to tame in the training.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa Regional Police Spokesperson says
if local leaders continue recommending criminals into the forces, discipline
in the forces will be at stake.
Cue in….”the most stubborn…..”
Cue out…”as police management…..” //
Denis Acellam, the LC1 of Layibi Godown in Bar-Dege Layibi
Division in Gulu City however says the recommendations they give at the time of
recruitments is based on merit and good conduct.
Police is ranked the most corrupt institution in the country in a joint report
by the Inspectorate general of government and Uganda national bureau of statistics in
However, according to Okema, the nature of work police does
exposes the forces to temptation of corruption but noted that some of the public
funds being swindled by government officials are hard to discuss.
//Cue in…”It’s true we…..”
Cue out…”Which is happening….”//
At least 6 police countable in Elego Town Council from Amuru
District were last year accused of assaulting 27 women suspected to be sex
Meanwhile, the Assistant Superintendent of Police Julius
Mpande, the OC Operation for Kitgum District was arrested in March for dealing
in illegal logging.