A total of 9 police officers operating in Nansana and Wakiso have been arrested over the spate of insecurity in the area.
In the past one month, 9 women have been raped and murdered in Nansana Town Council.
The wave of insecurity forced the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura to recently camp in the area to provide reassurance to the locals.
Addressing journalists in Thursday, Professional Standards Unit sSpokesperson Vincent Ssekate said that 3 officers had been arrested over negligence of duty that led to the murder of one of the victims Juliet Kyandari.
“Preliminary findings indicate that in May 2016, a case of domestic violence was reported by Kyandari, wife to Jamil Mubiru,”Ssekate said.
“The file was sanctioned against Mubiru but the investigating officers never took him to court and on 25, May, he murdered his wife.”
According to Ssekate, the file was mismanaged by police officers leading to the murder of Kyandari.
He said the file has now been taken over by PSU for review.
Ssekate added that other police officers in Nansana and Wakiso had been arrested after being implicated in cases of misconduct including extortion and negligence of duty.
“When the IGP visited the area, locals reported to him cases of conducting unlawful arrests, extortion and aggravated robbery among others by police officers, prompting us to act,”Ssekate added.
He revealed that as part of the efforts to clean up the force, PSU is to roll out a countrywide campaign code named ‘Together, We Improve Service Delivery. ‘
Ssekate explained that the campaign will focus on how police officers respond to incidents, feedback to complainants and case file management among others.
“We ask members of the public to report to PSU any police officer they think is not performing as expected,” he added.
President Museveni early this year asked Gen.Kale Kayihura to ‘clean ‘ his force which he said is infiltrated by criminals.