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Military, police to stay at Kyagulanyi’s home

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The army and police will maintain their presence on the streets and the home of the National Unity Platform-NUP president Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to prevent the incitement of riots.  The Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso and her Police counterpart, Fred Enanga, …

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UPDF major shot dead in Luwero

Luwero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police and Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces are investigating the shooting of a Major to death in Luwero district. Major Noel Mwesigye whose barracks of attachment is not yet established was shot dead at a private residence located at Masinga village in Kikyusa sub county in …

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UPDF prepares 13,000 personnel for elections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Force –UPDF has prepared 13,000 personnel to monitor next week’s presidential and parliamentary elections. A security source said the UPDF leadership had resolved to deploy 6,000 soldiers in Kampala while the rest will be deployed in other major towns. These are …

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NUP rejects report on death of Kyagulanyi’s bodyguard

Kalungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP has rejected the police’s report on the death of one of the body guards to presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.   Francis Ssentaza Kalibbala, died on Sunday after he was allegedly involved in an accident at Busega roundabout while escorting an ambulance …

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UPDF conducting own investigations into November riot killings

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to understand who shot and killed 54 people during the sporadic protests that followed the arrest of presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, Uganda People Defence Forces –UPDF is also conducting own investigations. Protests which in some areas turned into …

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UPDF on standby class one to deal with rioters

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has said that they are prepared to deal with any form of rioting that might take place during this time when the country is preparing to go for presidential and parliamentary elections. Speaking to reporters at the Uganda Media Centre …

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Ssemujju accuses army of defacing his campaign posters

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The incumbent Kira Municipality Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, who is seeking to retain his seat has accused the army of defacing his campaign posters. Ssemujju, who is also the spokesperson of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party, wondered why a national army …

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Moroto prison break: Three inmates shot dead

Moroto , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Three inmates have been killed in a fire exchange with security personnel following a prison break at Singila Prison in Moroto District. On Wednesday more than 200 inmates escaped after overpowering prison staff. They accessed the armoury and stole 15 riffles. The prison break …

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UPDF to withdraw soldiers from aspirants who misuse them

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has warned politicians who were given armed protection against using them for purposes other than those they were given them for.  In a statement issued by the UPDF spokesperson Brig. Flavia Byekwaso, the army said it has noticed that MPs across …

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UPDF bars LDUs from daytime operations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces –UPDF has barred Local Defense Unit–LDU personnel from daytime security operations. A statement by the newly appointed Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, says although LDUs who have completed a fresher training are going to be redeployed, their role is restricted …

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