By Venus N Msyani
The Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has yet to prove he is better than his predecessor Kakoma Kanganja. Like IG Kanganja under the Patriotic Front government, Kajoba seems scared of losing his job.
The fear seems to have left the Inspector General confused; Now attacking even those who are sincerely trying to be on his side!
Commenting on his recent arrest, Dr. Chishimba Kambwili, alleges the current Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba is a figurehead. The PF presidential hopeful claims that a senior police officer at State House is running the Zambia Police Service.
Responding to Kambwili’s statement, IG Kajoba is quoted saying his office does not wish to engage Kambwili in public fora such as social media platforms. The Inspector General says instead, his office is watching Dr. Kambwili closely and analyzing every statement he utters.
The author could be wrong, is Kajoba happy? If he was, he would be telling Dr. Kambwili thank you. People are spending nights in police custody for misdemeanors. Chishimba Kambwili is simply saying Lemmy Kajoba he knows cannot allow that to happen.
How come Kajoba is failing to get it! Of course, he is trying to keep his job. The problem is that he may never prove that he is better than Kakoma Kanganja.
By attacking Dr. Kambwili, the Inspector General is saying he is the one allowing Zambians to spend days in police custody for misdemeanors.
Meanwhile, very sure most people are as disappointed as the author. Victims of the tyrannous behavior of the new dawn administration are not receiving equal support.
To be specific, support from the opposition. It appears the more popular one is the more support he/she gets. No doubt poor youth activist Kelvin Kakula would still be in custody if it weren’t for Dr. Chishimba Kambwili‘s arrest.
Kakula and Kambwili were arrested for unlawful assembly, which is a misdemeanor offense. Kakula spent days in custody no one seemed to be bothered. Kambwili spent about a day in custody the whole opposition swarmed the police station to demand his release.
Is that fair? Ordinary Zambians will suffer more if only politicians get enough support when facing authorities. Victims of the tyrannous behavior of the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration deserve equal support.
IG Lemmy Kajoba has yet to prove he is better than Kakoma Kanganja.