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Seven arrested as police foils two separate robberies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel on Wednesday arrested seven suspects in two separate foiled robberies in Entebbe and Bweyogerere areas. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said the Entebbe incident, happened at Abaita Ababari where three suspected thugs, Peter Can Onen, Samuel Lokori, and Calving Orio, were …

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Sex workers detained for alleged murder of client

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several sex workers from Wantoni trading center in Mukono municipality have so far spent nine days in police custody and still counting, for allegedly beating to death an unidentified man at their residence. On the night of September 19, eleven sex workers together with the …

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City pastor arrested for illegal confinement of 12 people

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastor Geoffrey Ssemwogerere of New Jerusalem Church in Seguku, Wakiso district is behind bars at Kajjansi police station for allegedly chaining 12 people to purportedly heal them from mental illness and bad omen. According to locals, Ssemwogerere had chained his victims inside his church for at …

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Police raise red flag over new criminal gangs in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kampala has raised a red flag over the emergence of criminal gangs using children to attack victims. Although Kampala has had a series of criminals victimizing pedestrians, riders and drivers, change in the methods of operation of the gangs known as Egaali …

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NIRA, CID probe source of National IDs recovered in Lubigi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA and the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID have started investigations into the source of numerous National Identity Cards and other various documents that were picked from Lubigi. Dozens of suspected stolen identity cards, passports, and vehicle number plates were recovered on Wednesday …

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Besigye rearrested for staging protest on high commodity prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Forum for Democratic for Change-FDC party president Dr. Kiiza Besigye was been arrested and transferred to Naggalama police station. Police arrested Besigye on Tuesday while he was addressing a rally at Nakivubo lane, Kampala city. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said that Dr. …

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Abducted family members detained at Special Investigations Unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six family members who were reportedly abducted at the start of this week are being detained at police’s Special Investigations Unit in Kireka, over their relative’s alleged robberies in Kampala metropolitan area. A case of missing persons was reported to Kireka police station by one …

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Police probes abduction, defilement of minors in Kamwokya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kira road police has launched a hunt for men who abducted and defiled two minors in separate attacks from the Conte Africa zone of Kamwokya, on the outskirts of Kampala. One of the victims aged eight is said to have been lured by a neighbour …

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Four activists arrested in Kampala for inciting violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four members of the People Power Asili group have been arrested on allegations of inciting violence. The four, Webster Lukiya, Jennifer Namboozo, Godfrey Ouma and Stephen Okabale allegedly staged an unlawful protest and had planned to march to parliament. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police …

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60 arrested in operation over planned riots

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson says the operations are in response to the call by Bobi Wine urging people to demonstrate peacefully Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 people have been arrested in the city centre in an operation against planned riots. An Officer in Charge of …

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