Kumi Central Police Station has finally received a long awaited canine dog to help them in crime investigations.
A section of leaders on Wednesday gathered at Kumi CPS to receive the K-9 dog. James Kawalya the DPC says that it has been so challenging to access a K-9 dog services.
He revealed, Kumi CPs has been operating without a canine unit department since its creation.
Kawalya told TNN’s reporter in Kumi that they have been hiring the services of the dog from Palisa, Sironko or Serere.
To hire a dog from a neighboring districts, Kumi locals were each charged a minimum of 350,000 shillings.
Richard Ochom the Mayor Kumi Municipality says crime has been too rampant in the municipality but he is optimistic that the arrival of the dog will now help in curbing the alarming rate.
Samuel Akol the Vice Chairperson Kumi also said that the dog will help in identifying the criminals and called for embrace neighborhood watch amongst locals.
Christine Apolot the District Woman MP kumi calls upon the canine dog department to improvise the district with a vehicle for the transportation of the dog to enable it serve it’s purpose.