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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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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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Joint security agencies arrest 7 suspects, recover stolen UPDF gun

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A joint team of security agencies has arrested seven people suspected to be members of gangs terrorising Mubende and Mityana districts. Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF and Uganda Police Force – UPF launched a crackdown on suspected criminals in Mubende and Mityana after a …

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Police to cancel licenses for non-fingerprinted guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda Police Force-UPF has cautioned that all guns, owned by individuals and private security companies, that will not be fingerprinted by the end of this year will have their licences revoked.  Assistant Inspector General of Police Edward Ochom, who is the chairman of the …

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UPDF in Kabalye to train police recruits in military tactics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT Uganda Police Force –UPF has dismissed reports that the Police Training School in Kabalye, Masindi district had been taken over by the military. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that information about the heavy deployment of military personnel at the school was inappropriate.   Enanga said that the …

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Commonwealth Conference: Two foreign MPs lose property

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police Force – UPF have revealed that two legislators from Tanzania and Britain lost their valuables at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference – CPC that concluded this week in Kampala. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga who declined to reveal the names of MPs whose property was …

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Police fails to pay UTL arrears over missing contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force-UPF is yet to pay Uganda Telecom Shillings 3.1 billion for services offered during the 2017 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Despite receiving the money in the 2018/2019 financial year budget, the force still failed to clear the arrears due to absence …

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Envoy tasks police to restore sense of security in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The German envoy to Uganda Dr Albrecht Conze, has tasked Uganda Police Force (UPF) to give Ugandans a sense of security by apprehending criminals that have put the country on tenterhooks. Dr Conze said that the recent spate of crimes has driven Ugandans into …

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Police to recruit 4,500 constables

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police Force (UPF) has announced recruitment of 4,500 Probation Police Constables ahead of the 2021 general elections. Police had previously indicated that it would be recruiting about 10,000 constables to fill the vacuum created by police constables who have deserted, retired, killed and died …

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