The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Jeanne Chantal Ujeneza said that the EAPCCO Games develop talents and strengthen cooperation among member law enforcement agencies, and that competitions should be friendly.
She made the remarks on Wednesday, March 22, at the opening of boxing at Hilltop hotel in Remera, Gasabo District.
"We have come together as brothers and sisters to exercise and develop our sports talent but not to fight," DIGP Ujeneza said.
This was on Day Two of the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Games.
The second day of the week-long multi-sports event saw the regional police teams competing in athletics, volleyball, boxing, netball and darts.
Rwanda National Police (RNP) qualified for the finals in men and women 1500M after Victor Ingabire and Jeanne Gentile Uwizeyimana came third in both categories.
Rwanda National Police also booked a place in the finals in 100M men and 200M women. Uganda beat Tanzania 61-46 in netball group stages.
Meanwhile, Kenya Police Service (KPS) won gold in discus women as Uganda Police Force (UPF) claimed silver and bronze.
In men's category, the KPS also scooped gold and bronze while Tanzania won silver.
In women 10000M, Kenya Police Service won gold and silver as Ethiopia Federal Police (EFP) came third to take bronze.
VOLLEYBALL GROUP STAGES
Kenya Police Service beat Burundi National Police three sets to one. Kenya took the first set by 25-20 but Burundi won the second period by 25-18.
Kenya Police Service came back to win the third and fourth sets by 25-20, 25-18.
Raymond Mugisha-UPF (winner)
Light welter weight 63.5kgs
Mululeta - EFP (Winner)
Joseph Shigali - KPS
Light weight 60kgs
Ethan Maina - KPS (Winner)
Emmanuel Mugisha - RNP
Middle weight 75kgs
Ssemuju David - UPF (Winner)
Ouma George - KPS
Light flyweight 48kgs
Samuel Alemin - South Sudan
Businge Champion Miraga - Uganda (Winner)
DARTS GROUP STAGE
KPS 20-16 TPF
UPF 32-6 RNP