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‘Entebbe NRM Chairman Was Not Shot Dead By Army-’ Police

‘Entebbe NRM Chairman Was Not Shot Dead By Army-’ Police

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By Our Reporter The Uganda Police have refuted allegations that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman who died on Tuesday as a result of gunshot wounds was shot by the army. Eric Kyeyune, who was a boda-boda rider and NRM chairman for Kitubulu, died after the army and police shot bullets amongst protesters in Entebbe municipality, who were protesting against resulst announced by the Electoral Commission which indicated that Fabrice Rulinda, an independent candidate, had trounced  Democratic Party candidate Vincent Kayanja DePaul. Following the fracas that broke out after the Returning Officer Tolbert Musinguzi had announced the Rulinda’s victory, the police and army fired bullets and teargas amongst Kayanja’s supporters, which left  Kyeyune dead and several others ...
Police Arrest 9 Thugs, Recover 9 Boda-bodas In Criminal Bust

Police Arrest 9 Thugs, Recover 9 Boda-bodas In Criminal Bust

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By Our Reporter The Police in Kakiri have arrested nine suspects and recovered nine motor cycles from notorious criminal gang that have been robbing people in the surrounding areas. The operation to net the thugs was launched after a report of stealing two motorcycles was registered at Bukalanga Police Post under Kakiri Division, by Kiwanuka Elijah, 33, a businessman and a resident at Kikubampanga zone, Kakiri Town Council in Wakiso District. He told police that on the night of 30th September 2020 at unknown time, unknown people broke into his house and stole two motorcycles Reg. Nos. UDR 663Q and UDL 710Z both Bajaj Boxer. Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango said that there after Police opened up inquiries, visited the scene of crime and relevant statements were recor...
‘Police Stole NUP Money And My Nomination Forms During Raid’-Bobi Wine

‘Police Stole NUP Money And My Nomination Forms During Raid’-Bobi Wine

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By Our Reporter Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, who is a 2021 presidential contender on the National Unity Platform (NUP), has said that the police stole his presidential nomination forms and money worth Shs23M when they raided the NUP offices in Kamwokya on Wednesday. Bobi Wine, who was arrested together with several other NUP members and supporters, although he was later freed, revealed that alleged theft in  tweet on his official twitter handle when he wrote that; “Our team has just finished assessing what has been stolen in broad daylight. Been informed that most of our forms with signatures for nominations have been taken away! They have also taken 23M ugx part of which was meant to facilitate our MP candidates with nomination fees.”...
Police Impound 211 Vehicles, 331 Motorcycles For Flouting COVID-19 Curfew Hours

Police Impound 211 Vehicles, 331 Motorcycles For Flouting COVID-19 Curfew Hours

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The police on Monday night arrested 211 vehicles and 331 motorcycles after reinstating the reinforcement of COVID-19 curfew hours. A statement released by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango indicates that several motorists were arrested after they were found driving beyond the recommended curfew time, which ends at 9:00Pm. Onyango’s statement reads in part thus; “Last night, we carried out an operation to reinvigorate the anti-COVID19 enforcement measures, especially the curfew hours. During the operations, we impounded over 211 motor  vehicles and 331 motor cycles. The operation was peaceful and it was carried out in an orderly manner and professionally. There are drivers who were cautioned while others were issued w...
Police To Reinstate Road Blocks After Motorists Flouting Curfew Hours

Police To Reinstate Road Blocks After Motorists Flouting Curfew Hours

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda Police have announced that starting Monday October 12th, 2020, they will resume staging checkpoints along various designated spots, after observing that motorists are flouting curfew regulations. This was revealed by the police spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango, who warned all motorists across the country to be alert and mind the time they return home. “Tonight, we are re-instating all curfew check points. Vehicles will be stopped at 2100hrs. We are witnessing people starting to violate the curfew hours. Today, plan your journey early,” Onyango tweeted Monday. SP Patrick Onyango's tweet about reinstating curfew for motorists It should be noted that while lifting  the curfew on public transport and private  vehicles in a bid to lift the...
Tragedy: Police Recover Two Bodies In Nakivubo Channel, Warn Public Against Floods

Tragedy: Police Recover Two Bodies In Nakivubo Channel, Warn Public Against Floods

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By Keefa Nuwahereza As the second rainy season starts, several parts of the country, Kampala inclusive, are getting flooded and people are losing their lives. The  Uganda Police have warned Ugandans all over the country to avoid walking or playing in rain and report incidents of any rain-related accidents. So far, the police have registered to two deaths caused by floods in parts of Kampala, which occurred on Thursday following heavy rains. According to Kampala Metropolitan  Police Spokesperson  Patrick Onyango, the Police recovered two bodies along Nakivubo Channel at Clock Tower near Total fuel station after a heavy downpour. The two bodies were carried by flood water from different places. The first body to be retrieved is of female juvenile aged 12 yea...
Ofwono Opondo Survives Being Chopped Into Pieces By Panga-wielding Thugs

Ofwono Opondo Survives Being Chopped Into Pieces By Panga-wielding Thugs

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By Our Reporter Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, who is also the Executive Director of the Uganda Media Council, survived being hacked into pieces by a gang of unidentified thugs who invaded his residence in Nasuuti village, Mukono District on Thursday night. The yet to be identified thugs invaded   Ofwono’s home at around 2:00AM according to the police, terrorised his family members and confiscated all their home, before stealing a number of valuable items, although they forgot two of their pangas behind as they fled. Ofwono Opondo tweeted a picture of one of the two pangas dropped at his home by the thugs Ofwono, who had earlier on reported the matter to police and that  he was away from home at the time of the attack, later posted a picture of  p...
Traffic Police Officer Killed In Hit And Run Accident Laid To Rest

Traffic Police Officer Killed In Hit And Run Accident Laid To Rest

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By Elite Reporter A police officer who was early this week knocked by a speeding Rav4 car in Namanve and later passed away at Rubaga Hospital, has been Thursday laid to rest. Accoridng to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson PAtrcik Onyango,  Private Constable Innocent Ayesigye, who was rushed to hospital after sustaining grave injuries but later breathed his last, has since been buried in his ancestral home in  Ntungamo District. “Our Traffic Officer PC Ayesigye Innocent, who was knocked over the weekend and later died will  be laid to rest today in Rwamabondo village, Ntungamo District. MHSRIP,” Onyango tweeted on Thursday. Innocent Ayesigye (RIP) inset is the killer vehicle Meanwhile, the police also reveal that they have since arrested the errant driv...
Shame As Police Boss Is Jailed For Stealing Money From Dead  Businessman

Shame As Police Boss Is Jailed For Stealing Money From Dead Businessman

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By Elite Reporter Untold shame has been brought  unto the Uganda Police Force by a senior officer who has been jailed for allegedly stealing money from a dead person. Eric John Wabwire, who was until his arrest the Mitiyana Police Station Deputy CID officer, was on Friday charged with theft of Shs3M from a dead man, and remanded to Mityana prison. Prosecution alleges that Wabwire allegedly stole Shs3m from  Yasin Mugisha, who died a few days ago. He was arrested shortly after committing the alleged crime and on Friday appeared before Mityana chief Magistrate Elias Kakooza, who remanded him until investigations into the matter are completed. However, by the time of filing this story the police  spokesperson Patrick Onyango had not issued a statement about Wabwire's arrest. ...
LDU Operatives Shoot Boda-Boda Rider In Buttocks For Defying Presidential Directives On COVID-19

LDU Operatives Shoot Boda-Boda Rider In Buttocks For Defying Presidential Directives On COVID-19

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By Elite Reporter This website has learnt that a 30-year-old boda boda rider is nursing bullet wounds after he got shot by security operatives who were enforcing President Yoweri Museveni’s curfew, which was imposed as a one of the measures to fight the spread of Coronavirus. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango identified the cyclist only as Vincent, 30. He said the rider was shot in the buttocks on Tuesday night during the enforcement of the night curfew announced by President Museveni as part of the COVID-19 preventive measures. According to the police spokesperson, the officers waved down Vincent several times but he tried to knock them down but in the process he fell down. "He allegedly grabbed a constable identified as Isaac Kabos, prompting his...