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MUKONO ROBBERY: Police recovers gun, impound vehicle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered a firearm and impounded a Toyota Corolla vehicle registration number UAD 728Y that is believed to have been used in several armed robberies in Mukono district. This follows a spate of robberies in the district. The latest robbery took place over …

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Oyam residents accuse police of extortion

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Oyam district have accused police of extorting money from them in order to handle their cases. The allegations were raised during a community meeting organized by the office of the Prime Minister in conjunction with Oyam district local government in Iceme and Minakulu …

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Police in Gulu on the spot over extortion

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu district is on the spot over extortion and protecting criminals. The allegations were on Wednesday raised by aggrieved residents and local leaders of Gulu district during a community policing meeting held in Patiko sub county. Patrick Komakech, the Patiko sub county …

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Police recover 600 bags of stolen cement

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busoga East police have recovered 666 bags of cement that were stolen from a driver at Musita trading center in Mayuge district. The cement was recovered from a warehouse in Idudi B ward in Idudi town council in Bugweri district. The warehouse owner fled …

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Massive army, police deployment on roads to Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heavy deployment of joint Police and Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF troops on major highways connecting Kotido district to other districts in Karamoja. The deployment is meant to stem ambushes by suspected Jie warriors targeting motorists and other road users. Micheal Longole, the …

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Police investigates massive Kakira Sugar fire

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region, is investigating circumstances under which fire gutted the supplies department at Kakira sugar works limited, in Kakira town council in Jinja District. The fire emitted heavy flames which spilled over to surround the whole supplies department building at around 9.00Pm, …

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Police hunt for gunmen who robbed Link Bus passengers

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mityana District is hunting a group of gunmen who mounted a roadblock and robbed an unspecified amount of money from passengers aboard a Kampala-bound Link Bus. It is alleged that the passengers were traveling on a night bus from Bundibugyo when the …

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Besigye freed after 8-hour standoff on Gayaza road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police on Thursday allowed Dr. Kizza Besigye, the leader of the people’s front for transition to return home, after holding him for more than seven hours in his car. In the morning Police intercepted Besigye shortly after living in his residence where he …

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