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Reported torture in safe houses tarnishing country’s image- Katikiro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, has expressed concern over the allegations of torture in Safe Houses across the Country. According to Mayiga, the kidnap and torture of suspects is worrying since it doesn’t only violate human rights but also tarnishes Uganda’s image. Mayiga was …

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Kalangala Police posts still in sorry state

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police posts in Kalangala have remained in a story state nine years after the police leadership embarked on a process to uplift the state of the posts on different islands that make up the district. There are eight police posts in Kalangala district spread on …

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Kakira sex video lands Jinja policemen in trouble

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four police officers accused of recording two love birds at Kakira along Jinja highway having sex in their vehicle and posting the video on social media have been apprehended. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga identifies the suspects as Corporal Mathew Magara, Police Constables Musa Semakula, …

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UPDF Officers warned of dangers of human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officers of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces have been cautioned against violation of human rights through acts like torture and illegal detentions. According to the Deputy 2nd Division Commander, Col. Anthony Lukwago, such acts taint the name of the institution and make the public …

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CCEDU urges youth to be at the heart of Uganda’s political process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) called upon government, non-government and inter-governmental entities to ensure that young people are at the heart of Uganda’s political processes as unhampered, active and meaningful players. In a statement to mark International Day of Democracy September 15,  …

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Sauna explosion injures five people in Naalya

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   At least five people sustained injuries on Sunday evening during an explosion at Marco Gym and Spa next to Quality Supermarket in Kyaliwajjala, Wakiso District. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesman Patrick Onyango says that preliminary investigations show that the explosion was caused by excessive heating of …

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