Speaking at the Uganda Media Center today, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola took the accusation very seriously and has instituted different measures to help weed out the bad apples.
Immigration and Police officers have been warned of dire consequences if they are caught facilitating people to enter
As a means of defeating
the COVID-19 pandemic, President Yoweri Museveni last month banned all arrivals
and exits in and out of Uganda by all persons irrespective of their citizenship
The president emphasized the need to keep all borders closed during his address on Tuesday, but pointed out that Uganda still has
a challenge of staving off the pandemic because
of corrupt tendencies by immigration and security officers at the border points. These officers, Museveni said, allow people in the country after paying bribes and warned that anyone caught in the act will be charged with murder
or attempted murder.
the Uganda Media Center today, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said the IGP Martin
Okoth Ochola took the accusation very seriously and has instituted different
measures to help weed out the bad apples.
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our border points,”//
Jacob Siminyu, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said that the
Director of Immigration Maj. Gen. Apollo Kasiita Gowa, had also instituted a
committee to investigate the allegations and anybody caught in
the practice will be disciplined accordingly.
called upon communities at border points to remain vigilant and report anybody
they suspect had entered the country illegally. In that regard, the police put
up a WhatsApp number 0779999999 at the tactical emergence centre to report any
security officers who are abusing the interventions that were instituted by the government
to fight the spread of the COVID -19 pandemic.
security agencies have also appealed to Ugandans to continue adhering to the
presidential directives on COVID-19. The Uganda People’s Defense Forces spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire said that people
must realize that everything that the government is doing is in their own interest.
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to crime and other violations of the presidential directives, the police in Bushenyi
arrested eight people for flouting rules. 14 others were arrested in Rukiga and three others in
Meanwhile, Police in Mpigi district is
holding a 72-year-old woman who together
with her son, Kyomuhendo Julius tortured her granddaughter Kansiime Maureen, 14, to death,
accusing her of slaughtering her chicken.
In Marahca district, two brothers had a fight
that led to the intervention of their father who one of them ended up kicking
causing his death. The two brothers each also hacked the other and are all
struggling for their lives yet murder charges await them if they recover.