IGP stresses integrity among police officers

INSPECTOR General of Police (IGP) Camillus Wambura has urged police officers across the country to embrace honesty when serving the public in order to fulfil the primary goal of protecting people and their property.

He made the call on Saturday while opening the Ngoyoni Police Station in Rombo district in the Kilimanjaro Region.

“In order to be able to provide the right service to the citizens, we ourselves must be disciplined and embrace justice while adhering to ethics and integrity when providing services,” he said.

His statement comes a few days after President Samia Suluhu Hassan criticised the actions of some unscrupulous police officers and prosecutors who violate human rights.

IGP Wambura added that he was aware of other murder cases in the area as a result of land conflicts, romantic rivalries, as well as the production and overindulgence in illegal brew. “I strongly advise you to refrain from engaging in these malpractices because they are against the laws of the land.”

He added “I applaud Michael Assenga for devoting his piece of land to build a police station since many people will benefit from the service offered at this station including reducing the number of crimes I have mentioned.”

On his part, Kilimanjaro Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Simon Maigwa said that the construction of the Ngoyoni Police station, until its completion, is expected to cost 128m/- which will facilitate the provision of police services, especially in reducing crimes.

“The station has been built with the support of the public under the supervision of the Police Force, where residents of this area have so far donated 34mil/-while other people contributed construction materials,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the Assenga family, Ms Catheline Assenga said that the family agreed to voluntarily give up the area they owned and hand it over to the Police Force to build a police station in the area as the services was highly needed.

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