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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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MPs renew debate on regulation of Boda Boda industry over murders

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have asked government to come up with regulations of the Boda boda business as a measure to curb the rampant murders of the riders. Several Boda boda riders have been brutally murdered across the country, with assailants targeting their motorbikes and money. …

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MPs seek answers on boda boda, mobile money murders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The recent attacks targeting mobile money operators and Boda boda riders have drawn the attention of parliament. Members of Parliament want Government to explains the attacks, which have claimed the lives of several mobile money operators and Boda boda riders. Robina Rwakojo, the Gomba …

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POLICE: Murders rise to 4,497 in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 4,497 people were killed in 2018, according to the annual crimes statistics released by Uganda Police Force-UPF. This represents a 0.5 percent increase in the murders compared to 4,473 cases recorded in 2017. While presenting the statistics, the Director Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID Assistant Inspector …

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Uganda Police hunt for two men believed to be women kidnappers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are hunting for two men sighted and reported Friday morning for attempting to kidnap a woman at Abayita Ababiri on Kampala- Entebbe road. (see map bottom) Police say the two men, believed to be kidnappers, jumped out of a numberless and tinted-glass black Ipsum. The victim, who …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: What security is doing wrong

  Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT.  News analysis, interviews, features, business et al THE LAST WORD The false gospel of governance: How Africa’s obsession with `governance’ issues is too much ado over little or nothing NEW ANALYSIS Nalufenya torture latest: After mayor released quietly, 21 …

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