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Court halts arrest of businessman Mukesh Shukla

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has halted the execution of an arrest warrant issued against businessman Mukesh Shukla Babubhai for failure to pay costs after losing an election petition to Nakawa West Member of Parliament Joel Ssenyonyi Besekezi. The stay of execution was on Friday issued by …

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NUP leaders at Makerere in hiding following student’s death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of Makerere University students and former student leaders affiliated with the National Unity Platform-NUP political party are in hiding for fear of being arrested following the recent death of a student. Police are investigating the chaotic scenes that mattered the guild campaigns at …

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Minister orders arrest of Ntoroko CAO over extortion

  Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Ethics and Integrity Rose Akello, has ordered for the immediate arrest on site of Anselim Kyaligonza, the Ntoroko district Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Winnie Kemigisa, the district human resource officer over allegations of illegal recruitment and extortion of money from …

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How Kakwenza Rukirabashaija raised UGX 40M to save his sureties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija says he has succeeded in fundraising 40 million shillings for his sureties whose arrest court had ordered, for failure to produce him in court. On January 25, 2022, the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court granted Kakwenza a cash bail of 500,000 …

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LCI Chairperson arrested after murder of woman in Kwania

Kwania, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven suspects are being held in custody at Kwania Central Police station to help investigations into the gruesome murder of a 40-year old woman. The body of Hellen Akot,  a resident of Abei Landing site in Atule parish, Chawente sub-county, Kwania district was found …

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Lawyer Mabirizi loses application to block arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Division High Court Judge Boniface Wamala has dismissed an application by city lawyer Male Mabirizi, for interim orders to stay his arrest for contempt of court. Justice Wamala delivered the verdict on Monday afternoon, saying the application had been overtaken by events since the matter …

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Police denies use of drones for operations

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Erasmus Twaruhukwa has denied knowledge of the use of vans commonly known as drones in the arrest and alleged kidnap of people. Twaruhukwa said that the issue of drones first came up during the last general elections. He added …

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29 machete wielding thugs arrested in Kira municipality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 29 suspected machete-wielding thugs have been arrested for allegedly destabilizing the areas of Kasokoso-Kira municipality, Wakiso district. On Tuesday, the thugs armed with iron bars, knives, stones and pavers attacked residents of Kiganda, Kireka D, and Kasokoso zone. Abbas Ssenyonjo, the Kira District Police Commander said …

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Father in Bugiri arrested for killing his children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Bugiri district have arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly killing his two children on Friday night. Fred Kibete, a resident of Buduma A village in Muwayo town council was arrested over the death of his five-year-old son Elvin Mwoyi and daughter, …

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Fifty arrested in crackdown on bar night operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 50 people are detained in police cells in Ntinda after they were arrested drinking in a bar last night in total contravention of the Ministry of Health guidelines against the spread of coronavirus. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that the …

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