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Police commanders cautioned against slow response to crime incidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police Director for Human Resource Development, Godfrey Golooba, has castigated police commanders who delay to respond to crime incidents. Golooba who was speaking on Wednesday at the pass out of 37 senior police and prison officers at Bwebajja police college, said individual police officers who …

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CRIME REPORT: 11 lives lost daily in 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An average of 11 lives were lost each day in 2021, according to an annual crime police report compiled by the Criminal Investigations Directorate. Altogether, 3, 912 lives were lost during the year through assault, poisoning, arson, shooting, domestic violence or mob action. There …

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Manpower shortage frustrating prosecution for wildlife crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has said that the trial of wildlife crime-related cases across the country has been frustrated by a shortage of manpower in its wildlife prosecution unit. UWA is a semi-autonomous government agency mandated to conserve, manage and regulate Uganda’s wildlife. It manages …

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Religious leaders partner with police to fight crime

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders have vowed to boost police efforts aimed at fighting crime within communities. This they hope to achieve by rallying their congregations to lead spiritually upright lives, while abiding with the set laws and guidelines governing society. Speaking during a public baraza held at …

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External recruitment firms want special police unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | External labour recruit firms under their umbrella of Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies-UAERA, have called for the establishment of a special police unit to handle crime related to their sector. In their joint engagement with the Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry officials in …

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Man, 50 set free after 22 years on remand in murder case

DPP Withdraws Murder Charges Against Man On Remand for 22 Years Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Jane Frances Abodo has withdrawn murder charges against Alex Twinomujuni, who has been on remand for more than 22 years without trial. The charges were withdrawn at Buganda …

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Criminal gangs evade CCTV in city centre, terrorize Gulu outskirts

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The crime rate in Gulu City suburbs has escalated as criminal gangs evade the security Close Circuit Television Camera –CCTV in the central business district. Crimes such as housebreaking, burglary, snatching of phones and handbags as well as motorcycle robbery by suspected members of “Aguu” criminal …

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Police pick up 30 in Northern Bypass crime crackdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police have arrested 30 people, suspected to be members of a gang that has been terrorizing motorists and pedestrians along the Kampala Northern bypass. They were netted in a joint operation conducted by police officers from Kira-Road, Kawempe, and Wandegeya Police stations, under …

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Police presence stepped up on Northern Bypass

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have arrested ten people suspected to be part of a gang that has been terrorizing motorists and pedestrians along the Northern Bypass in Kampala. The suspects were picked up during an operation that was commanded by Stephen Tanui, the Kampala Metropolitan …

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Suspects break out from Jinja CPS cells

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An unidentified number of suspects have staged a breakout and escaped from Jinja Central police station’s cells this Sunday morning. The two cell guards who were assigned with the responsibility of keeping watch on the suspects throughout this weekend, have since been  arrested and are …

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