Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja has been accused of pocketing over K5,000 for a workshop he did not open.
Senior officers at police headquarters have disclosed that on 12th February Kanganja was paid K5,525 to travel to Kabwe to officiate at the UNDP funded training of trainers workshop on election policing but he instead delegated his deputy Eugene Sibote who also got some money for the same function which he graced on 18th February at Tuskers hotel in Kabwe.
“This is daylight robbery, the same Sibote who is the DIG administration authorised IG’s payment but again he also withdrew money for himself. Maybe he used it for his valentine but if you want travel to Kabwe and verify” said the source.
He also added that the Kabwe workshop has been dominated by provincial police commissioners who have travelled at a high cost for their vehicles, drivers and ADCs instead of the actual middle rank officers.
The source appealed to financiers to safeguard the money donated to police for this year’s elections because the juniors who to the core job get peanuts. Some officers who policed the 2015 elections are still owed outstanding balances which have been squandered by their bosses.