CID Spokesperson, Charles Twine, said four police officers identified as Boniface Okello, Martin Ochen, Shaban Emanu and Levi Eliu were arrested a fortnight ago. They were found selling ivory valued at more than 200 million shillings and their arrest followed an intelligence tip.
Ochola, early this year told a joint security press briefing that the police would continue beating journalists for their own safety. At the time, several journalists had sustained injuries from the campaign trail where they were hit with batons, rubber bullets and teargas canisters, in what appeared to be a direct attack against media practitioners.
The Hino truck registration number UP 5638 failed to brake and rammed into three motor vehicles Registration numbers UAX 851J, UBD 944J, UAS 427S and three motorcycles, all with passengers. The accident happened at Nsambya Sharing junction this afternoon.
In 2019, the data shows, 3,316 people died mysteriously. This means that the circumstances surrounding their death could not be categorised under murder by shootings, poisoning, mob action, aggravated domestic violence nor traffic fatalities. There were 3, 318 similar deaths in 2018, another 3,123 in 2017 and 2,963 in 2016.
The Director Operations Edward Ochom said that the police was forced to use tear gas and fire live bullets to disperse rallies because the candidates and their supporters were holding rallies contrary to the Covid-19 preventive directives.
Addressing reporters in a joint press briefing by the Catholic Church and security at the Central Police Station in Kampala this afternoon, Mulumba said that the Church and other authorities have selected only 500 people, mostly priests and Christians who had a special attachment to the late archbishop.
Kampala which has the highest concentration of police officers was expected to be complete in at least two weeks’ time. but the medical team has so far vaccinated 4,176 personnel, among them 3,366 policemen and 810 policewomen from the districts of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso.
Charles Twine, the spokesperson of criminal investigations directorate has told Uganda Radio Network –URN that Garuka was found in a room with two female adults who have since revealed that he was sexually exploiting them. Upon his arrest, Garuka led the security team to a house in Bulenga where 30 girls were found locked with no means for an exit.
Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Police Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Area says there was no major incident recorded in and around Kampala besides petty offences such as pickpocketing and petty theft.
A video that was captured by CCTV cameras within the premises shows the thieves who were disguised as employees of the National Water and Sewage Cooperation -NWSC entering the private residence at lower estate in Edinburg Avenue, Kyambogo Kampala and holding the occupants captive before taking off with the cash.
“You are required to have a high ethical and moral standard because you are dealing with an area where you supervise yourself at a crime scene. If you recover an exhibit or evidence of value like money, nobody is going to be there to superintend over you in terms of what you do, be ethical, conduct yourself with high level of integrity,” said Mubiru
Preliminary police findings indicate that on March 22, 2021, the deceased, who had health complications, went to the school headteacher, Rogers Kimbugwe, and asked for permission to return and pick money for medicine, which was reportedly granted.
According to the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the team comprising the Directorate of Human Resource and Administration, the Directorate of Operations and the Department of Finance will assess the police wage bill before coming up with the exact number of SPCs to be retained.