Train investigators well, Masauni directs Moshi police college

14Feb 2020
The Guardian
Train investigators well, Masauni directs Moshi police college

​​​​​​​DEPUTY Minister for Home Affairs Eng Hamad Masauni has said that investigators must be well prepared in colleges because they are the main cause of congestions of remand prisoners in jails.

Speaking during his official visit at Moshi Police College in Kilimanjaro region on Wednesday, he said the college instructors must ensure they professionally train case investigators.

“You must ensure that you give them professional training on investigation so that when they graduate they can perform their job professionally so that the public benefit from the training they received,” he said.

“When speaking at celebrations to mark Law Week last week President John Magufuli touched on the issue of police investigators being the cause for congestion of remandees in jails and today I’ve just come from Arusha prison and talked to the remand prisoners,” he added.

He said both remand and other inmates have complained over their cases being skewed and worse still some have been sentenced out of investigations that were not thorough.

“This is a big problem, it’s not right for the President to complain every day, now the government directives to you… you must train well your investigators,” he said.

The college’s commandant ACP Omar Khamis pledged to work on the directives given.

He said the college has 856 students of whom 725 are males and 131 are females in various categories of training and all were doing well.

During the visit Masauni toured various areas of the college including sleeping quarters, classrooms, parade ground, computer room and renovation work to the dining room.