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750 Ugandans killed in evening road crashes every year

Ugandan citizens die on roads between 6pm and 8pm more than any other time Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sonia Kyoshaba was an active university student of Hotel Management who took a boda boda intending to reach her hostel in time to beat an assignment deadline, when a reckless driver …

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Police explains why officers overrule traffic lights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A few days ago, there was a heated argument between two drivers and traffic officers manning traffic at the Jinja road junction in the central division of Kampala City. Two drivers came out of their vehicles and confronted traffic officers who had stopped the …

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Kitgum municipality impounds pigs, goats for causing accidents

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Central division, Kitgum municipality have started impounding animals found loitering within their jurisdiction and levying fines on the owners. Geoffrey Toolit, the LC3 chairperson Kitgum central division, says that stray animals such as goats, cattle, and pigs disrupt traffic, and have in some …

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Gulu city to designate one-way streets to curb traffic mess

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city authorities have made proposals to designate selected streets within the busy city center to start operating as one-way streets. The plan according to city officials is aimed at addressing the traffic mess caused by double parking on more than five busy streets mostly Pece-Laroo …

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CMI arrests Maj Okua over shooting of traffic policeman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) has arrested Maj Alpha Okua, concerning the shooting of a traffic policeman Robert Mukebezi. The UPDF spokesperson Ronald Kakurungu says that Maj Okua has since explained that Constable Mukebezi was shot by Cpl Bashir Mango, who is currently on …

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UPDF soldier wanted for shooting traffic officer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF soldier is at large for shooting and injuring a traffic police officer in Ntinda, Kampala. Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP, Asan Kasingye identifies the injured traffic officer as Police Constable Robert Mukebezi. The traffic officer was towing a vehicle that …

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Entebbe Expressway monies to help sort China loan

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Payment of user toll fees has started at the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. Works and Transport Minister Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala who launched the commencement of toll collections at Kajjansi said the collections will be used to maintain and repay a $350 million loan that Uganda …

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Police presence stepped up on Northern Bypass

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have arrested ten people suspected to be part of a gang that has been terrorizing motorists and pedestrians along the Northern Bypass in Kampala. The suspects were picked up during an operation that was commanded by Stephen Tanui, the Kampala Metropolitan …

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Police to intensify security operations ahead of festivities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reckless drivers and motorcyclists, as well as pedestrians violating curfew time, should prepare to spend the festive season in custody, police have warned. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga noted that as Christmas and New Year’s day festivities draw nearer, police have intensified operations against drivers violating …

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Police to auction 500 unclaimed motorcycles in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 motorcycles impounded over time by police on traffic and Covid-19 related offenses are to be auctioned off. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that more than 500 motorcycles have remained unclaimed at different police stations in Kampala Metropolitan areas which …

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