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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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Police confirms that Tumukunde faces treason charges

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Police has confirmed that Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde will be charged with treason. The former security minister and now Presidential aspirant, was arrested Thursday night. Police said in a statement that the arrest follows “his utterances in a series of radio and television …

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Witnesses recount raid on Zombo UPDF detach

Zombo, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Nearly six days after a group of men armed with machetes, bows and arrows raided a Uganda People’s Defense Forces [UPDF] detach in Oduk Village, Zombo District in West Nile Sub-region, the attack remains a mystery. The attack, seemingly well planned by the assailants resulted …

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