SUSPECTED STREET CHILDREN KILL POLICE OFFICER

Suspected street children have killed a policeman in the Eastern Ugandan District of Jinja.
Mr George Tanga, who had been deployed to guard Jinja Taxi Park Police Post, was according to a colleague who preferred anonymity, killed by one of the street children he had earlier arrested for allegedly stealing iron bars.

residents gather at the crime scene

The incident is said to have happened on Thursday morning (today) between 4am and 5am.
“While on night duty, he arrested street children with iron bars and brought them to his post. Unfortunately, one of them had a machete and hacked him at the back of his neck,” the officer narrated.

Kiira Regional Police Commander, Mr Paul Nkore, who visited the scene, declined to divulge further details to journalists.
It remains unclear whether the deceased had been deployed alone at the Police Post at the time he was killed.

According to Mr Sakwa, Jinja District has ‘all it takes’ to oversee security because the army is available; but “there is allegedly lack of administration by the Jinja Regional Police Office.”
This, he says, has prompted him to seek the intervention of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Sabiti Muzeeyi.
By press time, the body of the officer was being taken to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital mortuary.

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