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Mbale traffic officer to face three charges
Publish Date: Mar 14, 2014
Mbale traffic officer to face three charges
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By Cecilia Okoth

He was meant to enforce traffic regulation but instead flouted them. He now faces stern action.   


Mubarak Tanganya, a traffic police officer attached to Mbale, who appeared in The New Vision Wednesday, riding a motorcycle without a helmet and talking on a mobile phone, in total contravention of traffic regulations faces disciplinary action and criminal charges.

 Speaking to The New Vision, Patrick Onyango the Deputy Police spokesperson said Tanganya was charged with three offenses– discreditable conduct, riding a motorcycle without a helmet and riding while talking on phone.

“For every act of indiscipline that an officer commits, he or she must face the police disciplinary court,” Onyango said, adding that the other two offenses Mubarak committed will be handled in the criminal court as they are criminal offenses.

 According to Onyango, the regional traffic officer Mbale is compiling a file that will be forwarded to the Resident State Attorney (RSA) for perusal and advice and will be interdicted when he appears in court.

“He will be out of duty until he is cleared and could face dismissal from the force if proved guilty,” Onyango said.

Ibin Ssenkumbi, the Kampala Police spokesperson in a separate interview to shed light on traffic offences said discipline of the force extends to utilization of logistics which includes helmets.

“We do not encourage officers to be in-disciplined,” he said. “Because he neglected himself and did not use logistics, he shall face the law,” Ssenkumbi said.

 

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