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Court awards UGX 250 million to a tortured ISO operative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has awarded UGX 250 million to a tortured Internal Security Organisation – ISO operative, Simon Peter Odongo who was on May 05 arrested from his home in Kampala for allegedly brandishing a gun on UPDF soldiers. It was reported …

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Spy agencies deployed to trace all returnees avoiding quarantine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has deployed spy agencies to trace for all people who returned to the country recently evading quarantine. The team comprises operatives from the  Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI, Internal Security Organisation –ISO and Crime Intelligence Unit- CIU. The team has been tasked to ensure …

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Oulanyah directs MPs to visit safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has directed the Human Rights Committee of Parliament to visit safe houses. The directive follows a meeting between the Human rights committee chaired by Janepher Nantume Egunyu and the Minister for Security Elly Tumwine on Wednesday. During …

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Parliament moves to investigate Lwamayuba, Kyengera safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Human Rights Committee of parliament to investigate claims about the presence of safe houses in Lwamayuba and Kyengera where several Ugandans are reportedly tortured. She issued the directive after Latif Ssebaggala, the Kawempe North Member of Parliament …

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Tumwine says accusations of maligning speaker are malicious

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has described as malicious, allegations of contempt of parliament brought against him by fellow legislators, Atkins Katusabe and Cecilia Ogwal. The two legislators accused Tumwine of questioning the powers of parliament, directives issued by the legislature, and the position …

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Missing city lawyer resurfaces

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court Advocate, Patrick Mugisha Machiika who went missing last week has resurfaced. Mugisha disappeared on July 31st, 2019 after he was reportedly picked up by three unidentified gunmen from his chambers at Kings Gate Mall in Kabalagala. His family and friends traced for …

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Police fails to pay UTL arrears over missing contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force-UPF is yet to pay Uganda Telecom Shillings 3.1 billion for services offered during the 2017 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Despite receiving the money in the 2018/2019 financial year budget, the force still failed to clear the arrears due to absence …

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ISO grills Kampala taxi boss

ISO grills Kampala taxi boss Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | In a continuation of its wide ranging operations, the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) interrogated Yasin Ssematimba over several days over allegations that he was involved in fuelling city riots, protests and wrangles among taxi drivers and operators in Kampala. …

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