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MPs to amend Police Act to cater for qualifications of IGP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Greater North Parliamentary Group is set to table a private member’s bill titled, “The Police (Amendment) Bill 2022” which seeks to amend the governance and administration of Uganda Police Force. The bill proposes qualifications and the term office for the Inspector General of Police (IGP) …

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Police warns public places to raise security levels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP)  Maj Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime has ordered all owners of public places to intensify security checks following the recent incidents of roadside bombings on Masaka road. At least two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the roadside …

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IGP Ochola bounces back

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola has made a first public appearance after over a month, but declined to comment on social media reports that he was critically ill. Earlier this week, reports that the police inspector general of police was …

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What you should know about new deputy IGP Maj Gen Paul Lokech

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has today dropped Maj Gen Stephen Muzeeyi Sabiiti from the position of deputy Inspector General of Police replacing him with Maj Gen Paul Lokech. Sabiiti was appointed to deputise Martin Ochola on March 4, 2018 when Museveni sacked the then IGP Gen …

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Museveni forced Gen Kayihura to make mistakes – Kyagulanyi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Inspector-General of Police Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura made several mistakes on the orders of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has told voters in Kisoro. He was speaking at his campaign rally at Ssaza playground in …

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105 police officers to undergo investigations course

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 105 police officers who were recently deployed to the Criminal Investigations Department will on Monday start an investigations course. Last month police, passed out 4,800 Probation Police Constables- PPCs and Learner Assistant Inspectors of Police –AIPs of which a number of them were deployed to …

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IGP tasks legal director to appeal POMA judgement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police-IGP, Martins Okoth Ochola has tasked the Legal Director, Christine Nanding to work with Attorney General to appeal the Constitutional Court judgment nullifying section 8 of the Public Order Management Act.  This particular section gave the IGP discretionary powers to …

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IGP orders for refresher training for marine officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police has called for refresher training of all marine officers. This follows the drowning of police marine officer, Sgt Godfrey Mwonda, in last Saturday’s floods in Kampala. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga on Tuesday said that Ochola has tasked the marine unit …

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