On Monday, Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio was killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy near the eastern Congolese city of Goma. Attanasio was killed alongside his Italian bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci and a Congolese driver Moustapha Milambo when a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy of two was ambushed in a failed kidnap near Kanyamahoro town.
The Army said the reservists were supposed to be deployed in Somalia in April 2020 but the plans were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Reserve force comprises of soldiers who have been officially retired from Army.
CID Spokesperson, Charles Twine, admits that investigation and prosecution of car thieves is one of the most challenging crimes. Twine attributes the difficulties to victims who negotiate with arrested suspects before cases go to court.
A reliable source has intimated to Uganda Radio Network- URN that the logistics and welfare directorates have been spearheading the sewing of a new Khaki uniform which is expected to be distributed to all traffic personnel starting next Monday.
Joseph Sseguya, a resident of Kazo-Angola in Kawempe Division a city suburb was rushing his daughter to Kawempe hospital a few minutes to 9:00 pm on Thursday when he was intercepted by a policeman along Keti falawo Road.
Police force 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 acting head of force’s Directorate of Forensic Sciences –DFS Andrew Mubiru.
According to Twine, suspects are mostly foreigners from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC (5), Cameroon, (2) Nigerians and (1) Ugandan. The Congolese came to Uganda as refugees. During the operation, police also recovered brass rods, powder and fake gold and different oils.
The Electoral Commission Spokesperson, Paul Bukenya, said they have no business with investigations being done by a recognized agency like CID. Bukenya adds that DR forms are public documents that can be used by any person at any time.
In an exclusive interview, the father of three told Uganda Radio Network-URN that they were tortured while being forced to confess for participating in the November 18-19, 2020 riots triggered by the arrest of the National Unit Platform President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during his presidential campaign trail.
CID Spokesperson Charles Twine said the motorcycles will increase efficiency in conducting investigations since many detectives could spend a lot of time trying to find means to reach crimes scenes in remote areas.
Latif Ssebaggala, the Kawempe North MP said that while addressing the country two weeks ago, President Museveni admitted that the missing Ugandans were in the hands of security agencies and that their names will be released to the public.
Data for three years shows thugs stole 5,630 phones in 2019 which were worth 4.29 Billion Shillings. However, police investigators including the cyber-crime unit ably recovered mobile phones worth 654 Million Shillings.
Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP Charles Twine, who speaks for CID, confirmed the interrogation and ongoing investigation. CID said three more GTB officials are expected to appear before this week ends.
Deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Nambala has failed to present the owners she claims she was taking for a trip in Turkey. Unless she produces the owners, security agencies have vowed to keep her in custody as a file of human trafficking is being prepared.
Two of the suspects were found with military tee-shirts belonging to Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF and one bullet, phones, laptops and handbags as well as rudimentary weapons like Pangas, Axes, nails, and hammers which they have been using to assault the members of the public in several attacks and robberies.
Sam Onyapidi, a waiter at Munyonyo Resort hotel and resident of Kifumbira Zone in Kamwokya claims that police officers stabbed him in the stomach along Mawanda Road on Sunday night while returning from duty. Onyapidi is in the Intensive Care Unit-ICU at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
An eye witness only identified as Alex told detectives at Old Kampala police station that the argument started after the deceased asked the suspect for his balance in vain saying that he had stolen the money resulting into a fight.