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Police, DP bloc leaders fail to agree on Luweero rally

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and Democratic Party-DP bloc leaders have failed to agree on venue to host a reunion rally in Luweero town. Recently DP bloc leaders led by Abed Bwanika the president of Peoples Development Party, Former Presidential candidate Sam Lubega and DP Leaders …

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Why senior police officers order juniors to release suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last week, Ismail Kiggundu called several district and division police commanders-DPCs, officers in charge and heads of Criminal Investigations Department ordering them to release certain suspects in their custody. The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says e called the officers using police lines …

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Impersonator arrested for tricking DPC’s to release suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man identified as Ismail Kiggundu has been arrested for impersonating as a Commissioner of Police-CP attached to the office of the Inspector General of Police-Okoth Ochola. Using his disguised status, Kiggundu ordered District, Division Police Commanders (DPCs), Officers in Charge (OCs) of police stations …

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Officer demoted for tampering with documents of police constable recruits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police disciplinary tribunal has demoted a Police officer from Sergeant (Sgt) to Corporal (Cpl) for tempering with the list of Probation Police Constables-PPC recruits. The affected officer is Francis Okullo, who is attached to the Police Human Resource Administration (HRA) Directorate. Police Spokesperson, Fred …

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IGP orders logistics boss Godfrey Bangirana to hand over office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police Okoth Ochola has ordered Assistant Inspector General of Police Godfrey Bangirana to handover the Logistics and Welfare office, following the expiry of his contract. The directive was issued in a letter dated July 19, 2019, copied to Internal Affairs Minister …

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Police on spot for asking sodomy victims medical examination fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police is on the spot for asking parents in Church Zone village in Kamwokya in Kampala Central Division whose children were allegedly sodomised to contribute for their medical examination. At least nine children are said to have been sodomised by 30-year-old Simon Twesigye, one …

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1000 police officers risk losing pension over invalidated records

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About 1034 police officers are on the verge of losing their gratuity because of failure to validate their personal records. The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says the affected police officers haven’t responded to the ongoing validation exercise. She says all officers who retired …

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Detectives resolve to work in police uniforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police detectives have resolved to wear the general police uniform, saying they don’t have money to buy plain clothes. This is one of the resolutions arrived at during the five day retreat for Regional, District and Division commanders Criminal Investigations Commanders-CID at the Criminal …

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IGP Ochola grills Kiruhura CID commander over missing exhibits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola was shocked to find a suspect attending a five-day retreat of CID commanders at their headquarters at Kibuli in Kampala on Monday. While looking at the list of the officers attending, Ochola who was presiding at …

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