17 police officers charged for skipping training ahead of 2021 elections

By JOSEPH KATO.

At least 17 police officers have been dragged to Uganda Police Force’s disciplinary tribunal for disobeying lawful orders.

The tribunal sitting on Tuesday at police headquarters in Naguru, Kampala, will try Assistant Superintendent of Police Peter Oyesigyire, one Inspector of Police ,Emmanuel Luwuliza, four Assistant Inspectors Moses Bongo, Charles Emadu, Charles Chuma and George Nyende, among others.

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga identified the other police officers facing a disciplinary court superintended by Senior Commissioner, Dennis Odongpiny, as Sgt Stuart Kanzira, Sgt Livingstone Kalule, Constable Robert Eyotu and Constable Yona Kanana.

Enanga says the officers’ misconduct arose when on January 13, 2019 without any good and sufficient cause neglected and omitted to report for training at Police Training School Kabalye, Masindi District.

The 17 suspects are part of the 49 who were suspended in January this year after a roll call was made at Kabalye and found them missing.