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Covid-19 restrictions aided crime free new year celebrations in Acholi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Aswa river region has attributed the crime-free New Year festivities in Acholi sub-region to the tight covid-19 restrictions that barred large gatherings. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa river region police spokesperson says for the first time, the New Year celebrations in Acholi …

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Woman, 84, killed after receiving sh100,000 under SAGE

  Rukungiri, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Unknown assailants have killed an elderly woman in Rukungiri district shortly after receiving her stipend of Shillings 100,000 under the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE). The deceased is 84-year-old Joy Nyinarubuga, a resident of Kajwamushana cell in Kicwamba parish Ruhinda sub-county in …

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CCTV cameras installed in Luweero town council, Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities and residents in Luweero town council and Busia municipality have expressed hope in the reduction of crime following the installation of CCTV cameras. In Luweero town council, the cameras have been installed at Balikyewuunya along the Kampala-Gulu highway, at Luweero-Kiwoko road in Kasana town. …

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Installation of CCTV cameras underway in Lira city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The installation of Closed Circuit Television – CCTV surveillance security cameras has started in Lira city. The cameras are intended to help police curb down the growing crime. The exercise is part of the second phase of the CCTV surveillance camera network expansion project undertaken …

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IGP orders distribution of 50,000 copies of guidelines on gun use

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Inspector-General of Police, Martin Ochola, has ordered for the distribution of more than 50,000 copies of the new Standard Operation Procedures to all police officers, LDUs and UPDF soldiers attached to the police force. In response to President Yoweri Museveni’s directive to draft new …

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Security agencies recovered 300 guns from thugs in two years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A review of Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID approach to violent crime shows 304 guns have been recovered from thugs over the last two years. 167 guns were recovered in 2018 while 137 others were recovered last year, according to data released by the CID …

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Criminal Investigations Directorate records 14,000 staff shortfall

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID has a deficit of more than 14,000 detectives. The directorate needs at least 19,843 detectives to march the fast-growing population and increasing crime rates. But out of these, the directorate only has 5,292 detectives, a shortfall of 14,551 personnel. …

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South African police extend firearms amnesty for 6 months

Johannesburg, South Africa | XINHUA | The South African police on Saturday announced the firearms amnesty extension for six months to allow those with illegal and possession of firearms which they do not need to surrender them without prosecution. The police said the amnesty period is from Aug. 1 until …

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Police attributes crime reduction to installation of CCTV cameras

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The reduction of crime in the country by 28 percent has been attributed to the installation of CCTV cameras and intelligence operations. The assessment and analysis since 2015 was conducted by then research director Edward Ochom and Chief Political Commissar Asan Kasingye. Although police …

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Katosi police completes juvenile detention facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katosi police station in Mukono district has completed the construction of a juvenile’s detention facility to deal with the rampant crime involving minors. The Shillings 70 million project supported by the local community also involved the expansion of the male and female cells. The …

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