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Security foils revenge attacks in Apaa feud

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel on Thursday evening foiled a revenge attack on locals in Zoka Trading center in the disputed Apaa Township in Adjumani District. This comes just a day after a tribal clash in Ngoro village, Itirikwa Sub-county left one dead, two others injured and …

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Kamuli village chairperson arrested over child trafficking

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kamuli district has arrested the LCI chairperson of Buyima village, Bulopa sub-county, for allegedly trafficking children. Sharif Ludigo and Afani Matovu were arrested on Tuesday following a tip-off from residents who saw them registering 25 Muslim children under 14 years and loading them …

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Kyotera woman arrested for stealing a four month old baby

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyotera police have rescued a four-month-old baby girl from a woman who stole her from her parents in Matugga-Kavule village, Wakiso district on Friday. The suspect is Sandra Nanyonga, a resident of Katwe village in Kalisizo town council. She is locked up at Kalisizo police …

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Four children dead in Kawempe school fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deputy Police Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Luke Owoyesigyire has confirmed that they are investigating a fire outbreak at New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and Boarding Primary School in Kawempe Division Kampala City, where four children have been confirmed dead. It is alleged that the …

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Kampala RCC denies working with ‘smart city’ youth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala Resident City Commissioner, Hud Hussein has distanced himself from “smart city”, one of the youth vigilante groups purportedly enforcing law and order in the city. The youths who often wear black T-Shirts and light green reflector jackets with the inscription “smart city”, have …

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Police officer shoots dead footballer in Abim

Abim, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Abim police are holding their own for shooting dead a footballer. The incident took place at around 4pm on Sunday during a friendly match between Abim and Kotido district at Alerek primary school grounds. Micheal Longole, the Karamoja Region Police Spokesperson described the incident as …

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Police pick up 30 in Northern Bypass crime crackdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police have arrested 30 people, suspected to be members of a gang that has been terrorizing motorists and pedestrians along the Kampala Northern bypass. They were netted in a joint operation conducted by police officers from Kira-Road, Kawempe, and Wandegeya Police stations, under …

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Kenyan police probes death of 4 officers

Lamu, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan police said Friday it has launched investigations into the killing of the four security officers after being ambushed by the bandits in the coastal Lamu region. National Police Service Spokesperson Bruno Shioso said a team of security officers are also pursuing bandits who ambushed …

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Activists blocked from petitioning UHRC over Kakwenza’s detention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police on Thursday blocked a group of human rights activists who were planning to petition the Uganda Human Rights Commission over the continued detention of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. Kakwenza was arrested from his home in Kisaasi, Kampala by armed security personnel last week. Although …

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ENANGA: 33 suspected UCFC rebels arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have so far arrested 33 people suspected to be members of the new rebel group, Uganda Coalition Forces of Change-UCFC. In November last year, police dispatched teams from the Crime Intelligence and the flying squad under the command of Edward Ochom, the Director …

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