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UPDF captain arrested for assaulting traffic officers

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Hoima has arrested a Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF officer for allegedly assaulting traffic officers. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson identified the officer as Captain Sam Kaziiro attached to the Chieftaincy of Mubende Rehabilitation Center. It is alleged that Kaziiro on …

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Police probing aspirant’s alleged fake kidnap

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kawempe Police has launched investigations into the alleged fake kidnap of Rukia Namuwanga an aspirant for Kawempe South Woman Councillor.   Namuwanga who is contesting on the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party ticket is also the current area Councillor for Bwaise I, II and III parishes …

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Police to recruit another 5,000 police officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have kicked off the recruitment exercise of another 5,000 probation police constables to beef up its force strength, currently standing at about 50,000. According to police, the new 5000 officers form part of the required 10,000 officers whose recruitment was launched in the 2019 …

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Police to recruit another 5,000 police officers

Rubanda, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police have kicked off the recruitment exercise of another 5,000 probation police constables to beef up its force strength, currently standing at about 50,000. According to police, the new 5000 officers form part of the required 10,000 officers whose recruitment was launched in the 2019 …

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Woman burnt dead, boyfriend flees

Rukungiri, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Rukungiri district are investigating the mysterious death of a 26-year-old woman in Kebisoni town council. The deceased has been identified as  Susan Ayebazibwe a resident of Kitunga village Kabingo Parish Buhunga Sub County in Rukungiri district who was found dead in her rented …

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Police battles NUP supporters in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police have used live bullets and teargas to disperse National Union Platform- NUP and Alliance for National Transformation-ANT supporters in Hoima town this morning.  Supporters of both parties had converged at Duhaga Roundabout in Hoima West Division for a planning meeting ahead of the 2021 …

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Primary school headteacher commits suicide in Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Rukungiri district is investigating circumstances under which a 43-year-old Primary School headteacher ended his life.  Kenneth Mushoborozi, a school headteacher of Kyamutariga Primary school in Kebisoni Sub County and a resident of Kihunga village, in Buyanja Sub County, allegedly committed suicide by hanging …

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Kawempe man arrested in Kakumiro with govt pistol

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kakumiro have arrested a 28-year-old man on allegations of illegally possessing a firearm, moreover one which belongs to the government.  Ivan Nyanzi, a resident of Katooke zone in Kawempe Kampala district was found in possession of a government pistol registration number UG1012801417. Albertine …

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