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Gen Tumwine: Police has a right to kill if attacked

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Security, Gen Elly Tumwine has said that the police and other security personnel have a right to kill protesters if they are attacked. Speaking to reporters at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Gen Tumwine said that he had no apologies for …

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MULAGO: City protest death toll rises to 49

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death toll from protests over the arrest of Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has risen to 49. According to records at Mulago Hospital, 37 bodies were brought to the mortuary from different hospitals, while 12 are patients who died at Mulago Referral Hospital on …

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UGANDA POLICE: 28 dead, 577 arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police has come out with a statement following this week’s unrest across the country, revealing that 28 people were killed and 577 suspects arrested. Police say the protests mainly in the city Kampala, were planned by criminals. The protests started soon after presidential …

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FDC to proceed with presidential campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party plans to continue with its campaign activities despite recent events which involved foiling of their meetings by security agencies. The security agencies accuse the FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi of flouting guidelines issued by both the Ministry …

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Two armed thugs rob UGX 200M from Kisaasi apartment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are hunting for two armed thugs behind the robbery at Midland complex apartment in Kanisa zone in Kisaasi in Kawempe Division in Kampala in the wee hours of Wednesday morning where they made off with more than Shillings 200 million. The Kampala Metropolitan Police …

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Presidential candidate Bobi Wine detained again

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luuka district have broken into the car of Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and detained him as he arrived to address a rally today. Police are reportedly enforcing guidelines for not more than 200 people attending campaign rallies. He has …

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Police block presidential candidate Tumukunde from campaigning in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police have blocked Independent Presidential Candidate Rt. Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde from addressing any of his planned rallies in Kasese District.  Tumukunde’s Monday programme according to the Electoral Commission harmonized schedule was meant to take him through the districts of Kasese and Bunyangabu. However, the …

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Police foil Kyagulanyi’s campaign rallies in Mbale, Sironko

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Mbale and Sironko spent the better part of Sunday in running battles with supporters of National Unity Presidential candidate, Robert Ssentuma Kyagulanyi alias Bobi wine. Kyagulangyi, who is campaigning in Bugisu region was in Sironko and Mbale districts, but failed to address his …

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