Minister Busingye to Police High Council: Move with the trends
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, addressed the ‘Police High Council’ at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru, where he called for continued policing evolution to match with technological advancement and to continue to be a step ahead in averting sophisticated crimes that are largely cross-border in nature.
The Minister, who commended RNP for professional approaches in ensuring the safety and security of people living in Rwanda, reminded that information technology is a wide aspect that requires hands on and adapting to trends. Read more
RNP, local artistes and journalist hold workshop on community policing
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda hailed the role local artistes and the media fraternity plays in informing and sensitizing Rwandans on “responsible and inclusive policing.”
He was officially opening a one day consultative workshop of artistes and media practitioners organized under their forum – Anti-crime Ambassadors – held at the Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters in Kacyiru.
The workshop aimed at strengthening cooperation and collaboration in policing as streamlined under the existing agreement between RNP and Anti-crime Ambassadors.
The forum consists of over 30 members, who include musicians, comedians, gospel singers, movie actors, producers and journalists. Read more
30 arrested for manipulating speed governors
Police arrested 30 drivers of public transport vehicles for allegedly manipulating speed governors, and impounded about 40 vehicles whose devices had been tampered with.
Impounded vehicles also include those that were yet to implement the Presidential Order of February 2015 that requires all public transport vehicles to fit in speed governor that regulates speed at 60km/hr maximum speed. Read more
Eastern Province: Governor calls for effectiveness of neighbourhood watch
The Governor of the Eastern Province, Judith Kazayire told residents of Jarama Sector in Ngoma District that the concept of neighbourhood watch was developed as an ideal for social cohesion, which should be owned and implemented by everyone.
“When your neighbor is facing security challenges, harboring a criminal or involved in unlawful acts, consider it your responsibility to report such families. The unlawful activities in your neighbour’s house can be a security issue in the whole community,” the Governor said. Read more
Rulindo: 300 cartons of trafficked illicit gin seized
Police in Rulindo District arrested three people, who were at the time found trafficking about 300 cartons of a banned illicit gin called Kick Waragi. This was after a tip-off from a resident.
The gin was concealed in 10 sacks, police said. Read more
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Zanzibar officials visit RNP, commend Rwanda’s approach on corruption
Two officials from the Zambia’s Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes Authority (ZAECA) visited Rwanda National Police (RNP) General Headquarters as part of their tour to learn best practices in fighting economic crimes against graft.
Shashid Said Selimena, one of the officials, said that Rwanda’s strategic approach at all levels including RNP, makes it one of the best places to visit and to learn from.
“Zanzibar’s anti-corruption and economic crimes authority is a relatively new body, setup in 2013, but willing to learn from best practices elsewhere,” Selimena said. Read more
Two held for vandalizing fiber optic cables
Police in Kigali arrested two men in connection vandalism of fiber optic cable lines belonging to KT Rwanda Networks Company.
Aphrodis Uwiringiyimana and Aaron Muhawenimana, were intercepted by residents as they dug up the cables and informed the police.
However, the two men are said to have previously vandalized fiber optic cables around City of Kigali and stole several electric cables and were extending their pilfering to the outskirts on the city. Read more
Police Handball Club: The unbeaten face in three seasons
The first round of the 2017 National Handball League came to an end. As usual, it was the same suspected face – Police Handball Club – that continued to rule the place.
In their last match of the first round, the record five-time champions faced GS Rambura of Nyabihu District.
The pace, determination and the performance was like never before, thrashing the hosts 60 goals to 7, their highest score of the season so far, that holds the reigning champions on top of the log with 30 maximum points, two ahead of their usual closest challenger, APR.
One would expect this, though. It is the similar face that has triumphed in the last successive seasons unbeaten.