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Police raid Katwe motorcycle spare parts shops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police at weekend raided shops selling reported stolen motorcycle spare parts in Katwe. The operation conducted on Saturday was led by the Divisional Police Commander Frantile Rwamusayi. It followed an intelligence report pinning a number of spare parts dealers operating in White Nile Zone, …

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Maj Gen Kyaligonza summoned

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have summoned Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza over the alleged assault of a traffic officer on duty. The summons sent to Kyaligonza through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs given his diplomatic status as Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, require him to appear at the …

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Police summons Bad Black

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has issued criminal summons to socialite Shanita Namuyimba alias Bad Black for allegedly abusing president Yoweri Museveni on social media. The summon, which is signed by Joseph Obwona, the Deputy Director Criminal Investigations Joseph Obwona requires Bad Black to appear before the criminal …

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Police block Jinja DP reunion meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have blocked the highly anticipated Democratic Party-DP reunion meeting at Jinja rugby grounds. Heavily armed police officers backed with armored vehicles deployed at the rugby grounds by 7:00 am this morning to stop DP officials for erecting tents and a public address system …

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Nurses arrested over drug theft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Fort Portal have arrested two nurses found in possession of suspected stolen drugs. Vincent Mujanama, a comprehensive nurse from Ntoroko district and Pidson Bwambale, an enrolled nurse from Kibaale district, were arrested at Kalita Bus Park in Fort Portal with a box full …

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Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of ‘ruthless’ response

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be “ruthless” with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections. Presidential and parliamentary elections were put off just over five hours before polls were due to open on Saturday, causing widespread anger. New polls have …

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Police arrest MP Allan Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested Allan Ssewanyana, the MP Makindye West. Ssewanyana was planning to close Kiruddu Hospital over the poor sewage management. Ssewanyana who was armed with a chain ready to close the facility was however stopped by the police who arrested him and drove him …

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New details on MTN deportations

Kampala expels boss of MTN’s Uganda arm, citing ‘national security’ Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Compromising national security has been cited as one of the reasons Kampala has deported the Belgian CEO of the Ugandan branch of MTN Wim Vanhelleputte. It is the fourth such expulsion targeting the South African telecoms …

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Uganda deports MTN chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte was Thursday night deported, weeks after three of the  company’s expatriate staff were expelled. His deportation documents were signed by Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo, hours after he had been held and grilled by security. He was later taken to …

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Police lacks central database for wanted persons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force lacks a central data base for wanted suspects, according to a mini survey by URN at various Police Stations in Kampala. A wanted person database can be digital or manual detailing the names of the suspects, their pictures and other bio …

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