Kampy­ongo, Kan­ganja watch your dy­ing po­lice ser­vice

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Dear Ed­i­tor,

SO far the gross mis­con­duct ex­hib­ited by our po­lice ser­vice in their ex­e­cu­tion of duty can be best de­scribed as a bizarre disas­ter.

That such men and women in uni­form in­deed pass through a col­lege to learn the ropes of their trade is sim­ply a make-be­lieve af­fair and mind-bog­gling.

Their pro­fes­sional tat­ti­ness of course is even more pro­nounced in their fa­mous road blocks which serve no pur­pose ex­cept to en­rich in­di­vid­ual of­fi­cers through cor­rup­tion.

The records are all there to prove that our po­lice ser­vice is the most cor­rupt en­tity in the na­tion, save now for their slap­dash per­for­mance.

Take the is­sue of ri­ots on the Cop­per­belt where an in­no­cent boy lost his life due to their sheer un­pro­fes­sional con­duct, it is sim­ply shock­ing.

They acted in a most un­pro­fes­sional man­ner with overblown overzeal­ous­ness. They will be the death of many of us if they carry on in that fash­ion.

Presently, our courts are full of scan­dals em­a­nat­ing from cease­less nolles and ac­quit­tals due to shoddy po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions which leave no op­tion to the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Prose­cu­tions but to set free the of­fend­ers much to the cha­grin of the vic­tims.

This life can­not be al­lowed to go on and bucks truly stop at the min­is­ter of Home Af­fairs Mr Stephen Kampy­ongo and his IG Kan­ganja.

If th­ese two men do not sit down to cor­rect the rub­bish in our po­lice, it is ob­vi­ous that the worst is yet to come.

In sum­mary, I can sim­ply say that Zam­bia has no po­lice to write home about.

It has peo­ple in uni­form with hor­ri­ble agen­das in their heads be­cause they are not up to it.

Some­thing has ter­ri­bly gone awry in our po­lice ser­vice to­day and the pos­si­bil­ity of the in­volve­ment of the pow­er­ful car­tel can­not be ruled out in the face of poverty that is eat­ing our coun­try.

But Mr Kampy­ongo and Mr Kan­ganja will stand to blame one day soon if they don’t take de­ci­sive ac­tion to clean up our po­lice so that once more it can be­gin to tick through pro­fes­sion­al­ism. Con­cerned se­nior ci­ti­zen.

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