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IGP: There will be no Bobi Wine Independence Day Concert

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has cancelled Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s independence music show. Ochola in his letter dated October 2nd, but released on Tuesday to Kampala Metropolitan police, said Kyagulanyi did not consider the plans for …

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IGP orders release of ‘Idle and disorderly’ offenders

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police-IGP, Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered the immediate release of all the people arrested on charges of being idle and disorderly in line with the president’s directive. Ochola’s directive is contained in an October 1, 2019 circular addressed to all directors …

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IGP Ochola orders probe into extortion by police surgeons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has directed the Criminal Investigations Directorate to probe allegations of extortion by surgeons. The directive follows public outcry on reports that victims of crime are asked to pay before they are examined by surgeons. The reports indicate that …

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IGP congratulates successful applicants

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The IGP would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all applicants who qualified to join the police profession. They will now undergo on extensive process of molding them from civilians into professionals and dedicated officers. And their first day at the police …

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Why senior police officers order juniors to release suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last week, Ismail Kiggundu called several district and division police commanders-DPCs, officers in charge and heads of Criminal Investigations Department ordering them to release certain suspects in their custody. The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says e called the officers using police lines …

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Fallen former IGP Kisembo to be Buried on Sunday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The fallen former Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kisembo, will be laid to rest on Sunday at his ancestral home in Kitema village, about two kilometres along Mugalike-Isunga Road in Kagadi District.   Kisembo, 64, Uganda’s IGP from 1998 to 2001 succumbed to lung cancer, …

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Former IGP Kisembo dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Inspector General of Police-IGP, John Kisembo is dead. He breathed his last at Platinum hospital Kampala along Buganda road on Thursday evening. Kisembo served as IGP from 1998 to 2001 and was replaced by Gen Katumba Wamala, the current Works State Minister. …

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CID commanders meeting to discuss crime management puzzle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Criminal Investigation commanders are meeting in Kampala to deliberate on issues around crime investigations, scene-of-crime management and preparations for the 2021 General Elections. The five-day meeting, opened by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola has attracted CID commanders from specialized units, …

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1,000 police officers risk deletion from payroll

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 police officers from the ranks of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to Special Police Constable (SPC) risk being deleted from the Police Force’s payroll system after missing out on the manpower audit. An internal police message dated April 24, 2019, from Police …

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