By Kampala Post Reporter
Police in Kampala have beefed up security for Crime Preventers’ Coordinators.
This comes after a series of threat notices dropped at homes of most crime preventer's leaders, warning of bitter consequences following the unshaken spirit exhibited through standing together with police amidst all waves, challenges and for failing to be infiltrated by negative energies working day and night to weaken police structures.
“Through reliable sources and findings, it is said that a very marginal percentage of biased citizens have changed the way they talk about crime preventers and the concept of crime prevention in that they bring more attention than ever to anything negative done by any crime preventer while leaving positive stories out of the line-up,” says a statement posted on Kampala Metropolitan Police Facebook page.
“The seeds of this hate campaign were planted as early as 2013, following the group's unwavered loyalty towards police administration and commitment to sharing information which has led to mass reduction in crime,” adds the police statement.
Addressing all area commanders on Tuesday, Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander CP. Frank Mwesigwa ordered for an immediate provision of security to the crime preventers' leaders.
“We shall keep guarding their homes and movements so that they don’t encounter any serious attacks from wrong elements of the public," Mwesigwa said.
The Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura has on several occasions commended the work done by crime preventers in detecting and preventing crime. In some areas the crime preventers have single handedly arrested pet-criminals and handed them to police for further management.