This was revealed by the Deputy Inspector General (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Jeanne Chantal Ujeneza on Thursday this week as the Gerayo Amahoro campaign resumed heighten sensitization among motorists on road safety.
“Bribes to traffic police officers is offered by drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists […] normally individuals who offer or receive bribes receive similar punishments as per legal provisions,” she said.
DIGP Ujeneza said that RNP has a disciplinary committee that carries out investigations on alleged corruption cases and impose punishments.
“Any police officer caught in corruption case in seriously punished and dismissed. […] This year, we are set to sack many police officers. Some of them have been suspended awaiting government’s decision to definitively kick them out. They are about 500,” she noted.
DIGP Ujeneza disclosed that the majority of these 500 police officers were involved in bribery cases and drunkenness.
The recent report released by Transparency International Rwanda indicated that the Department of Traffic and Road Safety among most corrupt institutions.
She requested the general public not to perceive the National Police as an institution mired by corruption because there are others with good conduct.
DIGP Ujeneza highlighted the institution will continue to punish those breaking laws and recognize others with good conducts.