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Police uniforms confiscated over unpaid salaries

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  After expiry of  their contracts, Uganda Police Force  recently ordered that Special Police Constables -SPCs must hand over the uniforms that they have been using. However, in Kabale District, the SPCs reacted by storming the Kabale Central Police Station today, demanding unpaid salaries for three …

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DNA testing to cost police UGX 1.7 billion every year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police will be spending close to 2 billion Shillings to conduct DNA tests every year. This is according to the cost per sample as explained by the acting head of force’s Directorate of Forensic Sciences-DFS Andrew Mubiru. In his document to the commissioning …

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New Year’s eve in Kampala largely peaceful – Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has said the New years eve celebrations were largely peaceful in greater Kampala as most Ugandans observed the guidelines issued on the celebrations. According to Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, the celebrations were peaceful in most parts of Kampala Metropolitan …

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Uganda Police creates 13 election policing zones

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force has created 13 elections policing zones ahead of the 2021 general elections. The creation of election zones according to a senior police officer was approved by the police’s Policy Advisory Committee- PAC purposely to increase efficiency in response to electoral emergencies …

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Police asks candidates to respect campaign guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has asked the public to respect campaign guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission. Speaking at Uganda Media Center on Friday, the spokesperson of Criminal Investigations Directorate, Charles Twine said that to avoid confrontations with the police and other security personnel candidates should urge …

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Minister condemns security organs for mistreating opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A day after Uganda Police apologized for teargassing senior Buganda Kingdom and Catholic church personalities in Mityana over the weekend, a senior official of the ruling National Resistance Movement who is also a government minister has vehemently condemned acts of the security forces against …

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Police, MP Ssemujju speak out on deployment at NBS TV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has said they deployed near NBS television to enforce curfew orders but not to arrest the politicians who had appeared on the Barometer talk show. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network -URN, Luke Oweyesigyire, the deputy spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan Police said …

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Police links gruesome murders to 28 criminal gangs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police force has linked recent horrendous murders and kidnaps to 28 criminal gangs that have been operating across the country over the last two years. This is captured in reports by the directorates of research, planning and criminal investigations. The data compiled …

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