Home Affairs Minister Kennedy Sakeni says government will not compensate families of the girls impregnated by police officers in Mongu because it did not ask the officers to get promiscuous.
Mr. Sakeni said that it is pointless to call on government to compensate the girls when the matter involves individual officers. He said that the issue of compensation should not even arise because the law is available to provide guidance on the matter.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with QFM, Mr. Sakeni has advised the girls’ families and concerned parties to report the involved culprits to the police for the law to take its course.
He explained that the affected parties have all the rights and time to take up the matter through relevant authorities and not wait on government to act.
Mr. Sakeni said government can not just take disciplinary action against the officers because procedure has to be followed. The Home Affairs minister said that according to the report he has received, the involved officers are from Kanfinsa, on the Copperbelt province.
On Friday, parliament heard that some of the girls at Limulunga High School have been impregnated by some police officers that had been deployed to the area to crash the Mongu riots last year.
Monze Central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu and Hope for human rights executive director Smart Chanda have both called on government to compensate the families of the girls.