Crime & Investigation

Uganda Police Blacklists 5 Private Security Companies

help geneva;”>Addressing the press in Kampala on Monday, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi revealed that guards simply receive elementary training on gun usage without thorough scrutiny of their records before being deployed.

This, said Ssenkumbi, has led to the recruitment of criminals who end up misusing guns to terrorize the nation.

“These security guards are involved in selling of guns and bullets thus being accomplices in cases of murder and robbery,” said Ssenkumbi.

“This has become a profit-making business, considering that private security guards are poorly paid,” he said.

Security companies accused of falling short of implementing the minimum standards for recruitment of guards include RPS Company, Detail Security Group, Alarm Protection Unit, JAG and Hash Security Group.

Police statistics show that one person is killed every day in the country.


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