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Police foils people power meeting in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police on Thursday foiled a meeting by the People Power pressure group in Masaka district. The Democratic Party-DP revival faction led by their Masaka district chairperson also Bukoto East Member of Parliament Florence Namayanja had on Thursday invited their supporters for a town hall meeting …

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Thugs rob UGX 63M from cashier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have launched a manhunt for a group of thugs accused of attacking a Chinese national and robbing him Shillings 63 million and US$ 4000 in Kampala. The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies the robbery victim as Lu-Zincing, a cashier at …

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UPDF captain arrested for conning residents

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Soroti are holding a man who claims to be a Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces-UPDF Captain attached to the Chieftaincy of Military intelligence (CMI) for conning residents. Captain Iddi Moses Okello was picked up from his residence at Oderai trading center in Soroti …

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Private security guard on the run after torturing his son

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Kiira region is hunting for Yasin Wandera, a private guard who allegedly battered his Seven-year-old son Halid Mwima, and broke his left thigh bone.  Mwima, a resident of Lwanda village in Northern division, Jinja city is currently nursing wounds at Jinja regional referral …

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Police battles people power crowds in Kamwokya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teargas and live bullets hovered over parts of Kamwokya, a suburb of Kampala as police battled supporters of People Power, a pressure group led by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The crowds were mobilized by aspirants from various constituencies mainly around Kampala who …

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Police thwarts traders attempts to reopen arcades in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police have fired teargas and live bullets to disperse hundreds of traders in downtown Kampala who had reopened shops this morning, despite their continued closure by the government.   Arcades have remained closed since March 2020, when the government first announced a lockdown to contain the …

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Police impound hundreds of boda bodas in COVID-19 operation

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have impounded over 200 motorcycles and arrested their riders in Kampala Metropolitan areas for violating presidential directives stopping them from carrying passengers as part of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) preventive measures. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says most of …

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Police orders fresh investigations into Masaka cyclist’s death

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Operations Uganda Police Edward Ochom has ordered for fresh investigations into the death of a Boda Boda Cyclist in Masaka. Hussein Walugembe, walked into a traffic office at Masaka Central Police Station on July 2 and doused himself with petrol claiming that …

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Police forcefully takes CCTV footage showing killed Makerere student

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police overpowered St Augustine Chaplain, Fr Joseph Ddungu to forcefully take the Closed Circuit Television –CCTV footage showing events that resulted in the death of a Makerere University veterinary student Emmanuel Tegu. The student was allegedly attacked by a mob that mistook him for …

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