Uganda police Force is set to investigate how internal communication is shared with members of the public. This follows an order by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech who will be making 100 days in office on Friday.
Gen. Lokech says 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.
He 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.
Lokech replaced Maj Gen Stephen Muzeyi Sabiiti, who was Ochola’s deputy for close to three years.
The letter demanding an investigation into the matter, 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 also 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.