Cop Drags UPF To Court Over Salary Arrears

A police officer attached to Isingiro Central Police Station has dragged Uganda Police to court for alleged failure to pay him for the last four years.

Corporal Yusuf Musinguzi Kabigiya number 54114 says that he has not received his salary since he was transferred from the Field Force Unit-FFU headquarters in Naguru to Isingiro district in 2011.

Kabigiya has a filed a suit before Mbarara high court through his lawyer Ngaruye Ruhindi and Spencer Company advocates. In his petition, Kabigiya says that he decided to drag the force to court after his bosses failed to handle his salary problem.

According to the Cop, all his nine children have dropped out of school and his two wives divorced him because of his failure to provide for the family.

According to an August 25th 2011 letter signed by Chemonges Seiko, the Mukono district police commander Kabigiya disappeared from the unit without any reason. He therefore recommended that his salary be withheld.

But another letter dated 6th, June, 2014 signed by SP Fred Bagambaki, the Mukono division police commander shows that Kabigiya worked in Seeta police station in 2011 but was recalled to the FFU headquarters before he was redeployed to Isingiro district.

On October 31st 2014, Grace Turyagumanawe, the assistant inspector general of police directed the officer in charge of salaries to solve the problem of Kabigiya’s missing salary. However, the cop says that to date he has not received his salary arrears despite all his efforts to meet the top police leadership over the matter.

Kabigiya joined Uganda police force in 2007 as Special Police Constable but was integrated in the main Uganda police force. He is among the police personnel’s who were in 2011 deployed to guard the hotly contested Butaleja polls.

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