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Police rallies public to curb new wave of crime in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu has rallied the public to back up their community policing efforts to curb a new wave of gang rape and defilement cases. This follows an increase in the activities of criminal youth gangs. The offenders flout restrictions on night movements, waylay …

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Security guard arrested for shooting suspected thief dead

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Hoima is holding a security guard for allegedly shooting a suspected thief dead. The arrested security guard has only been identified as Awori, who had been deployed to guard a cattle farm owned by one Manzi Tumubwine in Kibaali village, Buraru sub-county in …

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Police in Mukono lack patrol vehicles and bikes

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mukono District Police Commander -DPC Annabella Nyiramahoro has reported to her top bosses that they have a shortage of patrol cars to cover the whole district which has in turn affected their efficiency. In a security meeting between police officials from Kampala and …

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Former parliamentary candidate probed for cattle theft

  Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Moroto is investigating Paul Oloo, a contestant in the recently concluded Parliamentary elections for cattle theft. Oloo, also known as Balabala-Moi, lost the Matheniko County parliamentary seat to Lokii John Baptist. It is alleged that the cattle were stolen from a …

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Police focus on fingerprinting to find authors of scare leaflets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the dropping of threatening leaflets continues across the country, police have warned that whoever shows up claiming to have picked such anonymous letters will be subjected to fingerprinting and interrogation. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have noticed that people writing and dropping …

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Police in Karamoja step up sensitization drive on disarmament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Karamoja has embarked on a community sensitization drive to curb crime. Currently, security personnel are battling to remove illegal firearms which have been blamed on cattle rustling, insecurity and other related crimes. Despite the ongoing disarmament scheduled to end on October 17, …

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CCTV captures panga-wielding thugs in Nansana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four machete-wielding thugs stormed  private homes in Wakiso District Saturday morning but back off when an electric alarm went off. CCTV cameras caught the hooded thugs armed with machetes breaking into the premises in Kibwa-Nabweru in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso District . Police investigations …

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Hundreds flee homes in Busia over illegal power connections

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of Busia municipal residents fled their homes on Monday morning during the crackdown on illegal power consumers. It all started after a team of Umeme officials backed by the police stormed Arubaine, Marachi A, Mbale Kidogo Sofia, Madibira, Nangwe shops, Solo A and Solo …

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Police commended for rescuing girls from trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has praised the Police for rescuing 14 girls who were held by a local non-governmental organization. Workers MP, Margaret Rwabushaija in July informed the House that she had got reports that young girls were being held and allegedly forced to …

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