Prosecutors appear in court without files
A prominent lawyer is calling on the Commissioner of Police and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police to explain why police prosecutors are being ignored.
Leslie Kwaiga made this call after police prosecutors were locked out of their rented office at Hyundai Building, for the third time this year.
This is due to the delay in the payment of rental arrears.
“I am calling on the Commissioner of Police and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police to come and explain why the Police Prosecutors are being mistreated.
“The mistreatment is causing the justice system to slow down,” Mr Kwaiga said.
The landlord locked the doors to the building on Tuesday afternoon.
They then unlock the doors again yesterday at about 11am after being promised the rental issue will be sorted soon.
The landlord gave a two-week period for the rental issue to be sorted out.
Police prosecutors yesterday turned up in court without files.
The Police Prosecutions has not had a permanent office and has been renting offices for more than 10 years now – moving in and out of offices.
Their current office is located within the Hyundai Building, a block away from the Magistrates’ Court.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN