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2,000 special constables recruited in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | 2,191 people have been recruited into the Special Police Constables- SPCs from the Acholi Sub Region. In October, the Uganda Police Force announced the recruitment for 50,000 SPCs to guard the polling centres. The exercise was to be spearheaded by Regional Police Commander -RPCs. The …

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Police battles Kyagulanyi supporters in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Parts of Gulu city were covered in Teargas on Wednesday as police battled supporters of Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu.  Kyagulanyi, the head of the National Unity Platform was scheduled to hold a campaign meeting at Awere Playgrounds in Layibi-Bardege division. He arrived in …

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Police constable recruit dies during physical fitness test in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prospective Probation Police Constable – SPC recruit collapsed to death in Amuru district on Saturday while participating in a physical fitness exercise. Morris Odoch was participating in the rigorous drills alongside other shortlisted candidates in Amuru town council as a prerequisite for joining the …

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Bar owner wanted for stabbing client to death over 500 shillings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum police are pursuing the proprietor of a drinking joint for her alleged murder of her client following a disagreement over Shillings 500. The incident reportedly occurred at Lapok-Moo trading centre in Lacen Otinga village, Akara parish in Mucwini sub county on Wednesday evening. …

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Stampede as police battles suspected gang members in Gulu city

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  There were clashes between Police and about 30 suspected street goons in Gulu City on Thursday morning.  The clashes occurred around L.A Bar hangout in Layibi-Go Down, Lacakwitte Sub-Ward in West Division around 10 am.  The unruly group traded lethal blows and kicks with …

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Four arrested for illegal possession of a firearm in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Amuru district have arrested four people for illegal possession of a firearm. Patrick Jimmy Okema the Aswa river region police spokesperson identified the suspects as Lemi Chris-33, a resident of Wakiso district and Kiir Angelo-34, a South Sudanese from Juba who …

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Braking system defect caused parliament bus fire- Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Aswa region has said that the sudden fire that caught a Parliament bus that was transporting COVID-19 patients on Thursday was instigated by a jam in the braking system. The Scania bus registration number UG-0391H, attached to the Ministry of Health was …

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Police quells planned demonstration by Amuru leaders against RDC

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Police in Amuru District have quelled a planned demonstration against Linda Agnes Auma, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) over land compensation queries in Lakang, Amuru District. The demonstration relates to the protracted confusion in the sale of 10,000 hectares of land for the establishment of Madhvani Sugar …

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