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Mobile unit set up to deal with election violence

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have set up a mobile unit that will swiftly respond to incidents of violence during and after the elections, scheduled for January 14.      The agencies anticipate that there will be violence during or even after the voting exercise, basing on events …

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UYD petitions Speaker, IGP over brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) have resolved to petition the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over the brutality by security personnel. They have said that they will also petition the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and the Chief of Defense Staff Gen. David …

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EC letter to police is a pathetic, empty formality – Opposition camps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition presidential candidates have discredited a letter written by the Electoral Commission to the police on the disruption of campaign meetings by security forces. The different camps of opposition presidential candidates have expressed a total lack of confidence in the Electoral Commission to direct police …

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Uganda Police creates 13 election policing zones

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force has created 13 elections policing zones ahead of the 2021 general elections. The creation of election zones according to a senior police officer was approved by the police’s Policy Advisory Committee- PAC purposely to increase efficiency in response to electoral emergencies …

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Mayiga wants Mityana DPC punished for teargassing clan leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has partially accepted the apology by the Inspector-General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola for the police raid on a thanksgiving function organised by the head of Mbogo clan in Mityana district over the weekend. While meeting a …

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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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