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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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Alarming record of Ugandan repeat offenders involved in murder

Long list of former convicts who have killed Ugandans soon after being released Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The effectiveness of a country’s prisons system, otherwise called reformatory or correctional facilities in some jurisdictions, is measured by the incidence or percentage of repeat offenders. Uganda Prisons Services Service’ record …

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Coffee dealer hacked as panga-wielding assailants strike Masaka again

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and sister security agencies in Masaka region are hunting for unknown assailants who have started terrorising communities once again. On Wednesday night assailants hacked a coffee dealer in Kirimya town leaving him in critical condition. Shafik SSendyowa, a resident of Gayaza Lubowa LCI …

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West Nile receives motorcycles to fight crime in hard to reach areas

Zombo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The department of Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID in four districts of West Nile has been boosted with new motorcycles to detect and fight crime in hard to reach areas. The bajaj motorcycles with private number plates supplied by the police headquarters were handed over to the …

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50-year-old Busia woman banished for battering teenage husband

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Angry residents of Mbaale village in Masaba sub-county in Busia district have banished a woman from her marital home for allegedly battering her teenage husband. Violet Akuku aged 50 and 17-year-old James Mudir have been married for the last three years. However, Mudira, who rides …

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