"AFIEGO is not an NGO. It is a company. But AFIEGO staff do not constitute the non-profit company, a legal entity of its own that can sue and be sued. To be arrested for operating without a permit was therefore irregular," Bariyo says.
"So police is hiding these people from court because the charge against them cannot stand in court," he adds, "But if police thinks it has a good case, it should produce them in court and we defend them."
Noah Mukasa Sserumaga, one of the area leaders told Uganda Radio Network –URN that the explosion was heard minutes to 9:00pm at Digida eating point. Moments later, the area was engulfed in smoke and sounds of people crying for help.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that the crackdown follows increasing vehicles without number-plates on the roads which is not only against the law but also, the same vehicles are mostly being used by criminals.
Barely a fortnight ago, the Criminal Investigations Department raided Uganda Land Commission offices and picked some documents after receiving a complaint from a whistleblower that more than 21 billion Shillings had been spent on compensating people who did not exist.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, says that some of the victims of mugging have severally filed cases after losing their property to criminals who often try to push them into Nakivubo water Channel.
Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson said on September 22, 2021, a post Facebook by an account under the name Brison Olywl Oz declared that Ochola had “finally died” and that he should “rest in peace” prompting investigations into the incident.
Ismail Musisi who has been on Police's wanted list of suspected brutal killers who were murdering people using machettes in Bukomansimbi district was on the weekend shot dead during a robbery at a plywood factory in Kassanda district.
The directive follows a weekend incident where a 40-year-old former driver with the United Nations-UN was lynched by a group of violent boda boda riders in Mengo-Katale after knocking one of their colleagues on Sunday.
Those arrested from Njeru have been identified as Openjulu Hoard, Openjulu John, Jaker James Michael, Obratum Juventin, Olinga Simon Peter, Ngambi Jeraso Peter and Bob Patrick. The three others arrested from Zombo town include Warom Felix, Mutumba Muhamood and Bamusungire Robert.
Paul Senoga, an IT expert and dealer in security system like vehicle tracking, agrees with police that banks conceal a lot of information about their illegally accessed systems. Senoga says hackers keep testing the systems until they gain access using malwares. As a solution, Senoga urges companies to always hire permanent and competent people who keep testing their own system purposely to spot loopholes early enough.
Three days after the United Kingdom issued a terror alert for its citizens in Uganda, the Inspector General of Police –IGP Martin Ochola, has directed the force’s Counter-Terrorism –CT unit to increase vigilance on vital spaces. The UK indicated that terrorists are planning an indiscriminate attack on among others places frequented by foreigners.
“Police have not helped us," are defence secretary Muhammed Konde said. "They do not patrol these areas in the night. We have people who keep walking in this place throughout the night and we cannot stop them. We are armed only with sticks and we don’t know what they are carrying in the night. We are overwhelmed as leaders. Locals wake up early going for work and they are often attacked. We need security."
This year alone, suspects connected to numerous abductions and killings in the districts like Ntoroko, Kabalore, Ibanda, Mbarara, Kyenjojo, Bushenyi and Lwengo are repeat offenders, according to Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID Spokesperson Charles Twine.
Interpol Director Senior Commissioner of Police, Charles Birungi, says that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, they were issuing over 500 Certificates on a daily basis, which means they would collect more than Shillings 38million.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says that the suspects were picked up in an operation following a public outcry by residents of Masaja, Salaama, Mutundwe and Bunamwaya parishes in Makindye division.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyirehas identified the suspects as Francis Luke and Joshua Bakabuye, both residents of Kawempe. Their arrest came after a woman who was travelling abroad questioned how they were able to give her results without conducting a test.