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UPDF: Kasirye Gwanga not under arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has come out to deny reports that Maj Gen(Rtd) Kasirye Gwanga has been arrested. Reports had indicated that Kasirye Gwanga was detained at Mbuya, when he returned guards who had been sent to him. According to the UPDF Spokesman Brig …

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Lack of protective equipment worry security personnel in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of personal protective equipment is worrying security personnel enforcing public guidelines against COVID-19 in Gulu. Hundreds of armed police officers backed by Local Defense Units (LDU) personnel and Uganda People’s Defense Force – UPDF are enforcing the 14-days curfew to combat the pandemic …

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14 security officers arrested for excessive use of force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security task team of senior UPDF and UPF officers is investigating the alleged aggravated torture of several women and a few men who were being accused of flouting curfew orders and the ban on public spaces. The incident occurred on the 2nd /4/2020, …

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UPDF cautions public against masqueraders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF has cautioned the public against individuals masquerading as security officers enforcing curfew and other Covid-19 guidelines. Brig Richard Karemire, UPDF and Defence ministry spokesperson said it has come to the attention of the security agencies that individuals disguising …

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240 UPDF, police medics join coronavirus fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 240 Uganda Police Force- UPF, Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF have been assigned to work with the Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. At a joint media briefing on Wednesday in Kampala, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, UPDF deputy spokesperson, …

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UPDF to try Karimojong warriors arrested with bows and arrows

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defense Forces, (UPDF) has welcomed a resolution by Abim, Kotido and Moroto District Security Committees to try cattle thieves using bows and arrows in the military court. Previously, such suspects appeared in civilian courts but North Karamoja has lately resolved to try them …

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Health Ministry intensifies UPDF training on COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health under its Case Management structure has started training of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDT) on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr George Upenytho the Commissioner Community Health Ministry of health (MOH) who opened the two day training on Monday, said the …

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Tumukunde’s sickness derails treason case investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies investigating treason charges against former security minister, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, have revealed that investigations have so far stalled because of his sickness. Tumukunde was arrested on Thursday evening from his office in Kololo by joint security agencies under the command of …

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MP Nyakecho, 9 others questioned after Tumukunde arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) on Friday questioned Tororo County MP Annet Nyakecho, her husband Levi Otim and brother on the intent of their meeting with former Security Minister, Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde. The group was questioned for more than six hours today. This comes …

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