OMUTHIYA – Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga warned members of the force to avoid indulging in active politics at all times, including at the workplace and on social media platforms.
He said police officers should act impartially without any affiliation and association to politics.
“You are expected to serve the public impartially and without fear or favour. You can only fulfil this if you are disciplined and impartial when rendering services, then the general public will owe you respond and look upon you for protection,” stressed Ndeitunga in a speech read on his behalf by Oshikoto regional commander Armas Shivute during the commemoration of Police Day in the region this week.
Ndeitunga also said he was worried by the spate of violent crime in the country.
“These crimes are popping up more prominently countrywide, despite the fact that statistics are not illustrating an increase. We are worried not because of the perceived numerical value, but because of the manner and density in which they are being committed,” he noted.
He added such crimes normally occur in isolated places such as private duelling, making it difficult to detect.
He added the situation thus requires concerted efforts from all stakeholders for a lasting solution as the police alone will not manage.
“On our part as police officers, we reiterate the commitment to always give violent crimes, especially GBV, the priority it deserves. However, we still appeal to all those who have roles to play in preventing these crimes to do their part as well,” he said.