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15,000 Special Police Constables recruited for elections in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 15,000 Special Police Constables –SPCs have reportedly been recruited to police the elections in Kampala metropolitan alone, Uganda Radio Network –URN has learnt. Inspector General of Police-IGP Martin Ochola announced the recruitment of 50,000 SPCs to police the 2021 general elections nationwide. The …

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Man arrested with decomposing body in his house in Kampala

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man in Nansana Municipality has been arrested after being found with a decomposing body of a young child locked in his room. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango identified the suspect who is currently locked-up at Nansana police station as Jacob Ssesanga, …

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MULAGO: City protest death toll rises to 49

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death toll from protests over the arrest of Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has risen to 49. According to records at Mulago Hospital, 37 bodies were brought to the mortuary from different hospitals, while 12 are patients who died at Mulago Referral Hospital on …

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More than 100 people injured in Kampala protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 people were injured in the protests that shook Kampala over the last two days according to the Uganda Red Cross Society and hospitals around the city. The protests followed the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in Luuka on Wednesday. Figures …

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Lukwago and wrangles over city markets

  Lord Mayor reacts on President’s repossession directive Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa |  Capital City Authority (KCCA) Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago says wrangles over management of city the markets will not be a success unless the government approves a proper policy on markets in the country. Lukwago was reacting to …

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MPs criticize extra funds allocated to Emyooga in Kampala and Wakiso

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have raised concern over the government plan to give an additional 50 billion Shillings to Kampala and Wakiso districts under the Emyooga, a government initiative aimed at wealth creation and employment. The initiative is part of government strategies to transform …

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Government reinstates road user fees for taxis, commercial vehicles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has reinstated operational fees for taxis and other commercial vehicles in Kampala city. In 2017, the government stopped Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA from collecting road user fees from taxis following complaints from the operators saying the charges were exorbitant. The operators used …

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Kampala Woman MP candidates root for cleaner city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Better policies for street vending, garbage management and unemployment in the city have been highlighted by women seeking political office in Kampala, as key issues to be addressed when they are elected. The contenders; Faridah Nambi for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, Stella …

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Police restores curfew check points

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police is restoring Curfew checkpoints with effect from tonight at 2100 hours. Commissioner of Police Fred Enanga, the Force Spokesman Fred Enanga says all roadblocks and barriers on roads leading into (and out of) the city for the enforcement of the curfew are …

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