Police to receive UGX 9bn Investigations money this Financial Year

Posted: 2018-04-30T09:43:38Z
Police to receive UGX 9bn Investigations money this Financial Year

Uganda police force requires Shillings 114billion to fully investigate an average of 100,000 cases are reported and investigated annually. But, the Finance Ministry has allocated the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence only Shillings 9billion in the next Financial year. 


Police says that on average, investigating a single capital offense costs Shillings 2.1million while a misdemeanor investigation costs between Shillings 100,000 and 500,000. 


Now, with the allocated Shillings 9billion, detectives can only investigate 4,286 cases at the cost of Shillings 2.1million leaving a deficit of 35,714 capital offenses and 60,000 cases of misdemeanor. 


While defending the budget request, the Inspector General of Police-IGP, Martin Okoth Ochola said, "CID requires on average Shillings 105 billion more to facilitate quality investigations."
 
Emilian Kayima, the Police spokesperson, refused to comment on the matter saying, "of what benefit is publicising this? Imagine if the criminals heard that police does not have money for investigations?"
 
Police has in the past been accused of asking crime victims to pay money for thorough investigations, especially in form of fuel. 


The high profile cases investigated by police include; armed robberies, assassinations, illegal possession of fire arms, kidnap and motor vehicle thefts among others.