The police public relations officer Kampala central Moses Kafeero says members of the public are frustrating police efforts to deliver justice. He says many people fail to write police statements and produce evidence that pins criminals.
He says that on several occasions people arrest criminals and abandon them at police without giving statements. He says in search incidences the police can neither charge nor continue holding the suspects. Kafeero says where some accusers agree to write the statements, most of them never appear in court to testify that results in dismissal of the charges.
According to Kafeero may criminals go scot free. He says the same people who fail to appear in court to pin criminals turn around to blame police for incompetence.
He says that as much as police tries to explain to the people why they need to write statements and appear in court, the communities are still reluctant.
Kafeero says because of the police failure to get sufficient evidence to fully prosecute criminals, people have turned to mob justice to solve their disputes.