Immorality and Corruption in Police Force Blamed on Poor Welfare
Poor enforcement of standard orders, poor accommodation, inconsistencies in salary payment and irregular recruitment exercises are some of the reason that the police in Tororo have attributed the towering level of immorality and corruption in the Uganda police force to.
While in a Friday meeting with The Welfare Officer Of the Ugandan Police Force, Dr. Zirimu Marisa; and The Child and Family Protection Officer, Ms. Christine Agwang: all officers from police headquarters in Kampala, the officers disclosed that the female police officers were being exploited sexually by senior officers for promotional related outcomes. They also added that female officers had become so indecent that they wore mini skirts, shortened their uniforms’ skirts and shared accommodation with male officers, all recipes for immorality and corruption.
The Kampala team had been dispatched to carry out a fact finding mission over allegations that there were wide spread cases of immorality and family conflicts amongst the police officers in Tororo. The allegation further went ahead to say that the Tororo and Busia female officers had begun engaging in prostitution; allegations that the accused denied saying they were baseless.
“The female police officers in these two districts have always behaved responsibly. It is instead male officers who have been assaulted by the civilian women in this area,” Ms. Sophie Namabala, The Child And Family protection Officer attached to Tororo said. She also added that the accusation was a smear intended to tarnish the name of female officers in the district.
The male police officers at Tororo on other hand said they had been harassed by their female colleagues whom they accused of prosecuting them without a fair hearing.
“When your wife reports you to the family unit, they arrest and charge you before even hearing your side of the story. We find this so insulting and unjust,” one male police officer who declined naming himself said.