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Deputy IGP probes police officers leaking internal communication

Deputy IGP Maj Gen Paul Lokech

Deputy IGP Maj Gen Paul Lokech

The deputy inspector general of police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech has ordered a probe into how internal police communication keeps getting leaked to the public.

Lokech, who will be making 100 days in office this Friday indicates that he is becoming very much concerned with how confidential information is finding its way to the public and more so on social media platforms.

Lokech has now directed Brig Chris Damulira, the police director for Crime Intelligence to ensure an investigation is conducted and culprits apprehended.

“It has come to my attention that some UPF personnel leak confidential information to the public and social media. This is contrary to our code of ethics and it must stop henceforth,” Lokech states.

President Yoweri Museveni appointed Lokech to replace Maj Gen Stephen Muzeyi Sabiiti, who had been Ochola’s deputy for close to three years. Lokech’s letter has been shared with all police divisions, stations and units purposely to alert officers about the second in command’s dissatisfaction with information leakage. Police commanders who access radio messages and books have been asked to act responsibly before it’s too late.

“Whoever will be found culpable to this misconduct will be dealt with severely. Commanders act responsibly to stamp out this vice by keeping their radio rooms and books safe. Director CI to take interest and investigate immediately,” adds Lokech.

Ochola mid last year ordered for a probe of officers who were leaking memos from his office and offices of directors. At least four police officers and three civilians were targeted and ordered to step aside. But they were later exonerated by investigations. This left the police boss even more bothered about who leaks internal information.

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+1 #1 Wainanchi 2021-04-14 19:30
General we obviously need another police to watch our police.Hm?
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-1 #2 Larry Mike 2021-04-14 23:10
Can you honestly expect a person paid peanuts with debts all over there little shanty town to be eligible for a secret clearance?

Where is the common sense in this country? Most of our police force are very easily lured with a very small amount of cash.
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0 #3 Wainanchi 2021-04-15 06:43
@Lary Mike...It is not peanuts.They get over 600.000 shilings per month ,shelter rations of food to patrol and watch given area .Working any hard labour? No.

Wanting more money ,yes.Greedy , some, yes, ..but where I'd sense of duty and pride of wearing uniform? How much would they like to be paid ?

Miiilions of shilling just for patrolling and watching neighbourhood and catching criminals . Come on, they are well catered for and not underpaid or wearing worn uniforms ThryvatecOK.
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+2 #4 Chinaniwa 2021-04-15 23:09
According One Former Police Officer on the Run,
All Uganda Policemen are Criminals who pledged allegiance to Crime!

Unsolved Cases of Murder like Joan Kagezi Shot Dead while being trailed by Grace Akullo CID, Kirumira(Policeman)

Shot Dead on orders of Former IGP Kale Kayihura, The Late Wamala killed on Orders of Kisiraani, !

Mr Loketch Army Man without any Policy training will never Change the Status Quo of a Stinking Institution!

Paid 600.000ugx minus Wazalendo ,and Sacco, remain maybe 50.000 to Feed two wives and send Six kids to School!

How can it Work!. Survival is only through Extortion!
Uganda failed a long time ago!!
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0 #5 Lakwena 2021-04-16 18:46
If Police Stations/Posts are supposed to remain opened day and night 24/7 and 365 days thru and thru, and with things to do with crime; why should there be matters of confidentiality in the Police.

Besides of all authorities, how and what business does a soldier, who has never set foot in any Police Training School or College, to investigate bonafide police officers over breaching police professional ethics?

In other words, what mandate does Gen Lokech who is masquerading as the Deputy IGP have to investigate police officers?

Just asking.
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