Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase has said that stun guns will soon be introduced as part of efforts to reduce casualties associated with misuse of firearms by police officers.
On the introduction of stun guns, the IGP said: “Right now, what we are trying to do is to.....discourage issuing firearms to police officers, who go on metro patrol. And that is why we are thinking of introducing stun guns this year.
“Stun guns can incapacitate you, demobilise you, but they will not kill you. So, in case there is a mistake, then we will be able to ensure that the fatality is not such that will result in death.
“It is also true that from statistics we have internal mechanisms for dealing with people who engage in misuse of firearms and I must tell you that many of them have been dismissed. But it is not every day you will see it on the pages of the paper that they have been dismissed.”
Arase admitted that the increasing rate of kidnapping was a challenge to the police.
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