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Kidnaps, NUP, New Cabinet

YEAR IN REVIEW: Bobi Wine and his new party continued to dominate the news in 2021 amidst persecution from government Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A presidential election. A new majority opposition party. A spate of kidnaps and torture. That was the script of 2021 stemming from Bobi Wine’s …

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Flying Squad arrests two suspected masterminds of kidnaps, car robberies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two suspected masterminds of several kidnaps and vehicle robberies especially in Western Uganda have been arrested by the Police Flying Squad. Charles Twine, the spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID has identified the suspects as Denis Tukundane alias Kenneth and Kato Daniel, a businessman from …

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Family of missing Kiseka mechanic cries out to Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A family in Makerere-Kivulu zone in Kampala central division has cried out to President Yoweri Museveni to order the release of their son who was allegedly picked up by military police personnel last month. Twenty-year-old Ismail Ssozi, a mechanic was allegedly picked up together with …

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Every Ugandan will be accounted for – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has distanced the army and other security forces from the ongoing forced disappearances of people across the country in the lead-up to and after the January polls. The President says that the security forces including the army and police are taught …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: ‘They are abducting everyone’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY The are abducting everyone: Why the crackdown on Bobi Wine supporters may not work well for Museveni and NRM THE LAST WORD Uganda’s change dilemma: How our country is caught between Museveni’s …

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GEN JEJE ODONGO: Buganda is not being targeted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo has told parliament that government cannot trace 31 of the 44 who have allegedly been kidnapped in the country in the past month. He said seven of the cases he has investigated were not kidnapped but …

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Gov’t seeks more time to present statement on kidnaps

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo has asked Parliament for more time to enable him present a statement on the violation of human rights during elections and kidnaps. Gen. Odongo was today expected to present a statement on the matter after he made …

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Police links gruesome murders to 28 criminal gangs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police force has linked recent horrendous murders and kidnaps to 28 criminal gangs that have been operating across the country over the last two years. This is captured in reports by the directorates of research, planning and criminal investigations. The data compiled …

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Gov’t struggling to implement President’s 12 security points

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies are still struggling to implement President Yoweri Museveni’s 12 security points, one year later. In his statement to Parliament on the new wave of kidnaps and murders in the country on Thursday, Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo said that in order …

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