Officer dismissed from force while another facing charge


CONSTABLE Leo Kambao based at the Hohola Police Station has been dismissed from the force after being charged with sexual penetration.
Police internal affairs director Robert Ali said Kambao had other outstanding charges against him going back as far as 2013.
“In 2013, Kambao was charged criminally with five counts and was found guilty on all counts by two different judges,” he said.
“He was found guilty and sentenced to prison for two years.
“Apart from the criminal charges, he was also served with 27 serious disciplinary offences report.
“These are administrative actions taken on members of the constabulary.
“Eighteen of the 27 charges were sustained. The deliberations and the recommendations from the panel for the sustained 18 charges was an administrative dismissal from the force for all of them.”
Ali said the moment a policeman was convicted by the court, Section 33.2 of the Police Act stated that he/she was automatically dismissed from the force.
He said the conviction and sentence was not served on him and was pending until the alleged incident at Hohola Police Station on Jan 10 .
Meanwhile, administrative charges on the other suspect Ben Trepi, who was also charged for the same inciden, have commenced.
Police Commissioner Gari Baki said he would be looking into why disciplinary processes were not effective and not served in a timely manner on the constable.