This, my friends, is the sum total of the worth of the Uganda Police Force.
Last night thieves broke into Digory and Fiona’s home, located in a quiet area in Lweza on Entebbe Road. The thieves, who jumped over their wall and with a combination of a master key and force managed to gain entrance to the house, didn’t steal much. A camcorder and an LCD projector was all they took. What they left behind were shaken lives.
When they called me about the break-in, I foolishly advised Digory and Fiona to report the theft to the police. Foolish, I call myself, because having dealt with the police at Kajjansi Police Station before, I should have known better. The last time I dealt with them the poked around my house, roughed my watchman for discovering the break-in and then called me repeatedly to ask for phone airtime to ‘investigate’ the case.
What did the police do for Digory and Fiona? They asked them to write a statement about the theft and then handed over a small, tatty piece of paper with case file number to them.