By Staff Writer
Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has cautioned Police Officers policing the Chilubi by- election against engaging themselves in active politics.
The IG has advised them to be professional as they discharge their duties.
Mr Kanganja said the role of police in an election was to ensure law and order prevails during the whole electoral process hence did not expect any police officer to side with any political party as doing so was against police ethics.
He directed them to deal with any situation decisively by bringing all those that would want to disturb the peace currently prevailing in Chilubi to book.
The Inspector General who took time to interact with members of the community said Zambia has enjoyed peace for a long time hence called upon members of the community to safeguard the peace currently prevailing in the country by saying no to any form of violence.
Mr Kanganja has advised all political parties to conduct their political activities according to the drawn schedule so as to avoid clashing.
The Inspector General directed officers on the ground to firmly deal with all those that would deliberately choose to dare the police.
The Police Chief is in the area to check on the security situation , appreciate the deployment pattern as well as check on the welfare of police officers deployed in the area.
The Inspector General has described the security situation as stable and has urged all political players to continue conducting their campaigns peacefully. San
Among the areas visited are Santa Maria, Muchinshi and Chaba.
The By-election is scheduled for February 13, 2020