IGP warns Highway Patrol Officers against Bribery
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Martin Okoth Ochola has instructed the directorate of crime intelligence to conduct operations aimed at apprehending patrollers on highways and routine foot patrol, who solicit bribes from motorist and people walking back home.
Notably are patrollers along Busabala road and others heading out of the city. This indicates that we still have a few undisciplined officers in our ranks.
Fred Enanga says the public should not generalize all officers; because we are fortunate to have so many outstanding officers working everyday on highway and routine patrol to protect and serve the community.
"We really want to thank them for their tremendous efforts they make when called upon. We are determined to prevent this behaviour from escalating. Bribery erodes our relationship with the communities we serve. And we want to let the public know that we are committed to holding offices accountable for their actions" he noted.
Enanga added that motorists and other offenders, who try to get away with crimes by trying to bribe the police, are warned to avoid getting into more trouble with the law, as they will be apprehended especially if caught offering bribes to officers to get away with crimes.
"We also call upon the public to take interest and capture officers and suspects who are seen negotiating for bribes" Enanga pleased.