Crime & Investigation

Mbarara: MP Joins Crime Preventers

Kashari South Member of Parliament Nathan Itungo and Mbarara RDC Martha Asiimwe join the crime preventers in a dance

The Kashari South Member of Parliament Nathan Itungo has joined the Police Crime Preventers movement to fight animal theft in the constituency.

MP Itungo joined the Bubaare sub county crime preventers’ group yesterday while launching their community based organization (CBO).

The launch, case the MP thanked the crime preventers in the constituency for their efforts in fighting crime especially livestock theft that had persisted in Mbarara district.

MP paid Shs. 1 million subscription to join the crime preventers group.

MP Nathan Itungo

MP Nathan Itungo

The chairman of the group Emmanuel Mwijukye said they now have 70 members and have managed to raise Shs. 16 million out of the 50million they need to start their own SACCO, to support members.

“As a group we visit 3 members in a month and contribute money to buy a cow as family generating income project, ” Mwijukye said.

The group chairman appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to put up a national training program for crime preventers to help them perform better.

At the event, the RDC Mbarara Capt. Martha Asiimwe said the crime preventers’ group had become a model in Kashari constituency Mbarara district unlike crime preventers in other areas who are condemned of becoming beggars and crime promoters.

The RDC urged members to stay away from use of fire arms and wearing police uniform, because they are not fully trained officers eligible to hold arms during operations.


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