Abraham Tukundane, the Luweero District Police Commander, says they have launched operations to arrest and prosecute all gangsters in the town. He says they missed David Ssemambo, the suspected leader of Mambo gang, which terrorises the town.
The Police crime report indicates that crimes across the country increased by 3.3 percent in the previous year 2017, with 252,065 cases being registered from 243,988 cases in the year 2016. 23 women were killed in Entebbe and Nansana municipalities in 2017.
Speaking at celebrations to mark the International Womens day at Busubizi Core Teachers Training College, Mityana district, Museveni said the government will defeat the wave of urban terrorism that is threatening peoples safety.
Patrick Tumwine, one of the lead researchers from the Public Interest Law Clinic PILAC at Makerere University Law School, says although the data collection was limited to eight districts mainly central and eastern Uganda, they mitigated this narrow scope through interviews with police management at national level, especially heads of Directorates, Departments, and Units that are core to the functioning of Uganda Police Force.
Said Maani, the Chairperson Hoima District Boda Boda Riders Association, says motorcycle theft remains the biggest challenge to their work. He says most of the motorcycles are stolen by people who pretend to be riders.
On checking Mugumes house in Kiryatete police found a safe full of counterfeits and two sacks of notes of Uganda Shillings 50,000, 20,000 and US dollars 10,000. He also had currencies of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.
Two men in Kibaale district have been charged and remanded over assaulting a police officer. The attack left the officer unconscious. The assault on a policeman comes in the wake of increasing incidents of officers being attacked while on duty.
The retirement of three key players from Cranes, the national football team has drawn the concern of local football fans. Several people interviewed by URN believe the retirement of the players may affect Ugandaâ€™s chances for qualifying for the 2013 African Cup of nations.
A Uganda Peopleâ€™s Defense Forces soldier is in trouble for allegedly hiring out him army uniform to a local musician. Kennedy Onekalit was arrested yesterday, on the orders of Pader District Internal Security Officer.