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Police operations commander arrested for selling marijuana exhibits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Operations Commander of Kakiri Policing Division Hannington Asiimwe is detained at Railway police in Kampala on the accusation of selling six sacks of marijuana exhibits. Asiimwe, according to police sources, conducted an operation in areas of Masuulita, on Christmas eve, where he intercepted sacks …

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Police fire teargas to break up opposition End of Year prayers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police fired teargas and live bullets to stop opposition politicians and activists from first holding end-of-year prayers and holding a procession through the Kampala city center. Opposition politicians under their umbrella United Forces of Change had organized a public end-of-year prayer at Nsambya Sharing Hall …

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Sub county chief knocked dead in hit and run accident

Ngora, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Ngora district are looking for a driver who knocked dead the Sub County Chief of Kapir, John Stephen Olemunyang. He was knocked by a speeding car along Soroti- Mbale road on Saturday night when he was riding back home from Mukura trading center …

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Police personnel withdrawn from private installations in Luwero

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police leadership in Luwero district has withdrawn its personnel from guarding private property in a move to re-enforce its installations. There are 978 policemen in the Savannah Police Region comprising of Luwero, Nakaseke, and Nakasongola districts. However, scores of police officers have been guarding …

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S. African police in full deployment for festive season

Johannesburg, S.Africa | Xinhua | South Africa has escalated the deployment of police officers in various areas to combat crime and ensure people are safe during the festive season and beyond. “Our apex priority remains the well-being and safety of residents and tourists alike during and beyond this period. Our safer festive …

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Police block women of value event

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police have blocked the “Women of Value,” concert that was scheduled to take place at Jinja city’s based Kakindu stadium citing the failure of the organisers to comply with the security guidelines and the renewed COVID-19 restrictions. The event which, was slated to take place …

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Minister Otafiire commissions 420 police housing units

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 420 out of the 1,020 police housing units at Naguru police headquarters have been commissioned by the Internal Affairs Minister, Maj Gen. Kahinda Otafiire. Despite this, Otafiire notes that Uganda Police Force needs over 40,000 housing units to cater for personnel living in disgraceful …

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