Police is doing its best to fight crime in Uganda
Posted Monday, February 11 2013 at 02:00
The editorial of the Daily Monitor of February 5, titled “Police must step up crime fight” contained inaccuracies. The editorial stated that despite the Inspector General of Police, Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura, camping in Rakai District, not much has been done to apprehend the suspects.
This is not true. In two of the three recent murders that occurred in Rakai, suspects have been arrested. In the other murder cases, arrests have also been made and even in the case of the murder of the nine family members, although suspects have not been arrested, Police has made significant progress in tracking them down.
In addition to overseeing and reinforcing investigations into the criminal cases among others, the IGP was also involved in building community policing system in Rakai. Community policing system is a crime prevention strategy, which aims at minimising incidents of crime. The IGP was also involved in rectifying weaknesses in the police in Rakai as well as reinforcing their strength by mobilising the population.
We find it unfair that your editorial ignored the efforts of the IGP and the Uganda Police Force to fight crime in the country despite the successes we have made.