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IGP: We will respond to gun attacks with full force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and his security counterparts have tasked all territorial commanders to aggressively respond to gun and machete-wielding attackers targeting police officers, soldiers, guards and security facilities. Ochola, has indicated that he and his colleagues heading other security …

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Kireka police unit pack bags, heading back to CID headquarters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officers deployed at the Kireka-based Special Investigations Unit/Division (SIU/D) have started packing their bags to relocate to the Criminal Investigations Directorate -CID headquarters in Kibuli on the directive by the Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola. According to information obtained by our reporter, Ochola directed …

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EBOLA: IGP orders release of suspects with minor offences

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police –IGP Okoth Ochola has instructed police commanders to release suspects with minor offences in districts affected by the latest outbreak of Ebola. Uganda has recorded 11 deaths and 11 confirmed cases of the Ebola virus disease from communities in …

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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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