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IGP: We will respond to gun attacks with full force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and his security counterparts have tasked all territorial commanders to aggressively respond to gun and machete-wielding attackers targeting police officers, soldiers, guards and security facilities. Ochola, has indicated that he and his colleagues heading other security …

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Kireka police unit pack bags, heading back to CID headquarters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officers deployed at the Kireka-based Special Investigations Unit/Division (SIU/D) have started packing their bags to relocate to the Criminal Investigations Directorate -CID headquarters in Kibuli on the directive by the Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola. According to information obtained by our reporter, Ochola directed …

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IGP Ochola disbands checkpoints on all main roads

Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola, has responded to President Yoweri Museveni’s condemnation of roadblocks delaying movement of goods, by directing police commanders to ensure no checkpoints are amounted on any road across the country. Museveni’s concern over roadblocks frustrating faster movement of …

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EBOLA: IGP orders release of suspects with minor offences

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police –IGP Okoth Ochola has instructed police commanders to release suspects with minor offences in districts affected by the latest outbreak of Ebola. Uganda has recorded 11 deaths and 11 confirmed cases of the Ebola virus disease from communities in …

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CRIME REPORT: 11 lives lost daily in 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An average of 11 lives were lost each day in 2021, according to an annual crime police report compiled by the Criminal Investigations Directorate. Altogether, 3, 912 lives were lost during the year through assault, poisoning, arson, shooting, domestic violence or mob action. There …

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IGP Ochola transfers Twine, dozens of CID officers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, has appointed the spokesperson of Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) Charles Twine, as the new Officer In charge of Parliament investigations. Twine has been an active and press-friendly CID Spokesperson for three years. He however toned …

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IGP Ochola asks CID to probe abuse of Police vehicles

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered the Crime Intelligence and the Criminal Investigations Directorate to investigate the misuse and abuse of police motor vehicles. He says that most police vehicles are being used for private work where they break down. He …

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IGP Ochola bounces back

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola has made a first public appearance after over a month, but declined to comment on social media reports that he was critically ill. Earlier this week, reports that the police inspector general of police was …

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