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IGP issues orders against arrest of sex workers, gamblers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola has directed police officers to stop arresting sex workers and gamblers immediately, three days after the Constitutional Court nullified the offense of rogue and vagabond in the penal code act. In his statement delivered by the Police Spokesperson …

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Does police have resources to implement sub-county policing model?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A week ago, the Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola, ordered for the implementation of President Yoweri Museveni’s 2019 directive of concentrating police officers at the sub-county level, as opposed to scattering them at posts and small stations. So far, 129 police posts have been merged, …

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Vivo Energy, Uganda Police launch fire safety education campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Oct.10, Vivo Energy Uganda launched a fire safety education campaign for schools in Uganda, titled; ‘Cool Kids Stop Fires’, as a measure towards reducing the incidents of fire outbreaks in schools and resulting injuries, fatalities and loss of property. The campaign will be implemented …

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IGP condemns killing of policeman at roadblock in Luwero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has condemned the brutal killing of a policeman and injury of another in an attack at a roadblock in Luwero district along the Kampala-Gulu highway. On Monday at around 12.30pm, assailants armed with machetes emerged from both …

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High court orders IGP, SFC commander to produce novelist Kakwenza

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has ordered the Commander of Special Forces Brigadier General Peter Candia, the Director of Criminal Investigations Directorate Grace Akullo, the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola, and the Attorney General to produce novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. The order was issued …

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IGP Ochola promotes athletes Chemutai, Chepetegei

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola, has promoted Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medalists Joshua Cheptegei and Peruth Chemutai. Cheptegei has been promoted from Inspector of Police to Assistant Superintendent of Police while Chemutai who was first re-graded from Special Police Constable to Constable …

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Attacks on security personnel have political agenda: Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deadly attacks targeting security personnel could be politically motivated, a team of police officers probing the attacks has revealed. Last month, the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola named a team led by Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP, Edward Ochom to probe the …

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