The Slum Raid

The Slum raid

This crime has long been protested  both by public individuals and the  Government  because of how hard it is to prove and since no one is prosecuted or charged for  that offence there are many claims that arresting officers usually use it as an excuse to ask for  bribes in order not to arrest and detain ·suspects· (ahem I ).

In late 2015 the Inspector General of  Uganda's Police announced  to  the  public that the offence should  no longer be enforced  and as  such if  you are   being arrested  under the  offence of being idle and disorderly  please inform the arresting officer that he/she is not allowed  to do this. In the  words of the  IGP "if a  police officer arrests you for  being idle and disorderly. refuse.

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