Tanzania Interior Minister George Simbachewere is furious that some law enforcers in the country have accumulated so much fat in their midsection which is becoming an embarrassment to the entire police force.
To this end traffic, police officers with pot bellies in Tanzania are to redeployed to perhaps curtail the ‘unhealthy practice,’ according to the minister.
He said: “They are not popular, how can a police officer have a pot belly? Some of our police officers are using their uniforms to extort bribes from motorists. I’m urging all officers to abide by the law.”
Mr Simbachewere ordered the police boss to reassign the officers. A human rights activist tweeted saying that the policy should not lead to discrimination.
Mr Simbachewere made the comments during a road safety event in the capital, Dodoma.