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Police to recruit another 5,000 police officers

Rubanda, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police have kicked off the recruitment exercise of another 5,000 probation police constables to beef up its force strength, currently standing at about 50,000. According to police, the new 5000 officers form part of the required 10,000 officers whose recruitment was launched in the 2019 …

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Museveni gives ultimatum to IGP Ochola

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has given Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola a chilling ultimatum: You either do your work or I will do it myself! Museveni disclosed the ultimatum he gave to the IGP himself this Monday at The president was speaking today at the NRM …

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200 trainees fail one-year police training

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 200 police recruits failed the one-year police training course which is ending today at the Police Training School in Kabalye, Masindi district. Police in August last year recruited 5,100 Probation Police Constables and Assistant Inspectors of Police. However, slightly more than 4,800 trainees …

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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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IGP dispatches senior officers to probe Masaka self-immolation case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has dispatched a team of senior officers to Masaka to investigate the circumstances under which a civilian self-immolated at Masaka central police station. The motorcyclist identified as Hussein Walugembe, a guard at a construction site burnt himself …

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Why only 74,000 case files were submitted to ccourt in 2019

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Records at the Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID have revealed that only 34% of the 215,224 recorded crimes in 2019 were taken courts of law. CID headed by Assistant Inspector General of Police –AIGP Grace Akullo, submitted only 74,810 case files to court. This translates to …

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POLICE REPORT: 10 criminal syndicates dismantled in 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police registered a 9.8 percent drop in crime last year, with 10 criminal syndicates dismantled in 2019, Uganda’s annual crime report indicates. According to the 2019 Uganda Police Crime report, criminal cases dropped from 238,746 in 2018 to 215,224 in 2019. “Organised criminal syndicates …

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IGP rallies muslims to observe COVID-19 guidelines during Ramadhan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola has called on all Muslims to continue strictly observing the 35 guidelines issued by the government on limiting the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) even during the month of Ramadhan. Muslims across the world will …

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Ochola stops police officers from using private vehicles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has stopped police officers from using individual vehicles as it is deemed to contradict the presidential ban on both private and public vehicles as part of the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In his …

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Museveni renews contracts for eight AIGPs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has renewed contracts of eight Assistant Inspector General of Police -AIGPs. Among the eight AIGPs whose contracts have been renewed are three who were ordered by Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola to handover their offices to their deputies after their …

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