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NIRA officials in Jinja city arrested over extortion

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five employees of the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA office in Jinja city have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from applicants. Their arrest follows complaints from national identity card applicants, who accuse the suspects of soliciting 20,000 Shillings. The suspects who are detained at …

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ESO, UPDF officer detained over extortion, assault in Kira

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kira Police Division is holding a Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF soldier and an operative from the External security organization-ESO on allegations of extortion and assaulting pedestrians in the guise of enforcing curfew. The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies the suspects as Alex …

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Parliament to investigate UMEME over unlawful acts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has directed the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to inquire into allegations of unlawful conduct by Umeme officials. Among’s directive follows MPs’ outcry about the conduct of Umeme officials who they accuse of …

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Hoima city leaders accuse security personnel of persistent brutality, extortion

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima city leaders have accused security personnel of implementing the presidential directives to curb the spread of Covid-19 with continued brutality and extortion. Victims being brutalized and extorted during patrols and night curfews include boda-boda cyclists; shop keepers, mechanics, and restaurant operators. The leaders including councillors …

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Kasese CAO halts supply and distribution of coffee seedlings

 Coffee nursery bed operators accuse UCDA staff of extortion Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Supply and distribution of coffee seedlings in Kasese district has been halted following protests from local nursery bed operators against the conduct of Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA Kasese field office staff. The already existing supply contracts …

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Parliament police arrests extortionist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Francis Malinga, 47, is under custody following his arrest by Police at Parliament on allegations of fraud and extortion. Masquerading as a staff of Parliament, Malinga approached a government official, and claimed the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has details of his …

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