100 cops probed for conniving with Kifeesi

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrcik Onyango talks to the arrested'Kifeesi' members at Katwe police Station

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrcik Onyango talks to the arrested’Kifeesi’ members at Katwe police Station

Police’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU) investigates more than 100 police officers for conniving with criminal gangs, which terrorise residents of Kampala and the surrounding areas.

The Commandant of PSU Fortunate Habyara said Monday that some of some of the officers under probe are already in police custody while others are still at large but under police surveillance.

According to him, the officers are involved in crimes such as bribery, theft, robbery, murder and extortion, among others.

He revealed this while addressing journalists at Police headquarters in Naguru, a Kampala suburb.

This comes barely a week after Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), a government agency released a report pinning police of being the most corrupt institutions.

Over time, police has been criticized by human rights activists abetting crime with such cases being on the increase during political campaigns.

Among the criminals that police work with include Kifeesi, a notorious gang known for terrorizing residents of Kampala during rush hours.

They steal property ranging from laptops, phones, handbags to money, among others.

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