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Lawyers seek bail for 32 NUP supporters detained over petrol bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lawyers of 32 National Unity Platform-NUP supporters battling charges of illegal possession of explosive devices have asked the General Court Martial to release them on bail. The suspects are Yasin Ssekitoleko alias Machete, Robert Christopher Rugumayo, Ronald Mayiga, Muhydin Kakooza, Patrick Mwase, Simon Kijambo, …

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Court Martial remands 32 suspects over petrol bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty-two people have appeared before the Makindye based Uganda People’s Defense Forces-General Court Martial on charges of unlawful possession of ammunition. The suspects are Yasin Ssekitoleko alias Machete, Robert Christopher Rugumayo, Ronald Mayiga, Muhydin Kakooza, Patrick Mwase, Simon Kijambo, Abdu Matovu, Richard Nyombi, Olivia Lutaaya, …

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Petrol bomb suspects handed over to police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has handed over the suspects involved in throwing petrol bombs in Kampala to the police force. At least 11 people were arrested on the eve of President Yoweri Museveni’s swearing-in for his eighth elective term. Museveni took oath on May 12th at Kololo Independence …

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Petrol bombs hurled at Katwe police, gov’t vehicles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team is searching for men who have continuously hurled petrol bombs at both government and private vehicles. Last night, petrol bombs were reportedly thrown at Katwe police station by unknown individuals and later at two government vehicles. The Katwe incident according to deputy …

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Police hunts group hurling petrol bombs on vehicles in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are hunting for a group of people who hurled petrol bombs at two motor vehicles in Kireka along the Kampala-Jinja highway. The first incident was reported by one Shafic Mubiru, who was driving a vehicle registration number UAJ 320S. He was attacked along the railway …

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Unidentified youths drop petrol bombs, leaflets in Jinja city

Jinja , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Jinja Police are investigating the circumstances under, which unidentified people dropped leaflets and petrol bombs along different streets in Southern division on Tuesday afternoon.  The suspects who were dressed in hoods and masks are said to have dropped the leaflets and petrol bombs along …

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Security to use CCTV cameras to hunt for thugs throwing petrol bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security commanders in Kampala Metropolitan have tasked the Nateete Closed Circuit Television –CCTV camera operators to retrieve and avail all footage of thugs throwing petrol bombs at vehicles during  jam. Attacks on motorists in jam have been reported in Wakaliga where riders wearing masks have …

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One arrested for targeting government vehicles with petrol bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested one of the five suspects wanted for hurling petrol bombs at government vehicles in Kampala. The suspect whose identity has been withheld by police was picked up from Nansana municipality in Wakiso district. His arrest follows a joint security operation launched …

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