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Residents storm Mbalala police protesting New Year arrests

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have fired teargas to disperse angry residents who stormed Mbalala Police Station Saturday, protesting the shooting and detention of revelers on December 31st, 2021. The revelers alleged that Coleb Asiimwe, the OC Mbalala Police Station last night shot and killed  a 15-year-old girl …

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Two arrested for embezzlement at Arua Regional Hospital

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government (IGG) on Thursday arrested two former staff of Arua Regional Referral Hospital for alleged embezzlement. They are Peter Okello Odeke and Anthony Esiangu Okise. According to the Inspectorate, the two conspired and embezzled 28 Million Shillings that was advanced to …

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Rights defenders unhappy Gen Katumba attack suspects killed

Gen. Katumba Attack: rights defenders demand incident report into killing of suspects Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human rights defenders have tasked investigators of the June 1st, 2021 attempted assassination of Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala to produce a report detailing how security gunned down two prime suspects. Four assailants riding …

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MAY 12: 70 suspected trouble causers detained in Kampala

  70 arrested for allegedly planning to disrupt Museveni’s swearing- in ceremony Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people arrested for allegedly planning to disrupt the swearing-in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni has reached 70. Museveni will take oath tomorrow at Kololo Independence grounds after he emerged …

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Three arrested in Busia over possession of military hardware

  Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been arrested in Busia after they were reportedly found in possession of military hardware. The suspects have been identified as Lucas Odiambo, Denis Sande and Catherine Misanya, all residents of Sofia B village, the Eastern division of Busia Municipality. They …

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Kabaka calls for release of all political prisoners

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has called for the release of all political prisoners arrested during the 2021 electoral process. “We appeal for fairness in all election-related cases and release of all the political prisoners. The resurrection of Jesus Christ reminds us of …

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Why arrests will continue

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | Media houses and a section of politicians continue to pour cold water on security agencies in relation to the numerous arrests of different people across country. These groups of people are majorly concerned with the modus operandi of the whole operation. Maybe be they have some …

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ICJ want Nicholas Opiyo’s money laundering case dropped

  Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have condemned the ‘spurious’ charges that the government late last year slapped on Ugandan human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo. In a statement seen by The Independent, the two organizations said the …

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