In the recent past this country has experienced worst incidents of rampant fires in schools and other cases of insecurity in the education institutions. There were also strikes in schools that led to loss of students and property, cases of murder and human or child sacrifice, missing children and teachers, and of course cases of theft. In one extreme case, a child was abducted for a ransom.
Rtd. ASP Donald John Macdonald investigated a case 53 years ago but he still has the memories of it as if it happened yesterday, he remembers the people with whom he carried out the investigations with, and how the trial went. His memories are still sharp about the case, and the position of the dead body and how it looked like.
- Do you know how to give precise and straight forward directions to your place of residence or any place you may frequently visit in the event of any emergency? Name of road, how many roads you must pass before turning right/left, shops, and buildings with particular features. Does your residence have any particular features? Colour of the roof, the gate, type of fencing etc… Do not use mango or jack-fruit trees as guiding points, as there are many all over –the country.
Police Disciplinary Court has found the five Officers who acted unethically towards a former employee of Mukwano Ltd, Mr. Kasim Ssuuna, guilty.
Court in its ruling argued that the prosecution proved that the five officers committed the offence and the evidenced produced in court including the video footage pinned them.
Uganda Police Force has again emerged champion of the Inter Forces Games 2013, after successfully defending the title their won in the 10th edition in 2012.
The 11th edition of Inter Forces Games commenced on 18 Nov 2013 and concluded on 29 November, 2013. This year, Uganda Prisons Services organized the sports gala.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Chief Executive of MTN, Mr. Mazen Mrove have today commissioned the community policing on the highways beginning with the Northern By pass Police booths.
This was after MTN Chief Executive Mr. Mazen Mrove handed over 10 Police booths that MTN constructed along the Northern By-pass. The function took place at Kiwutule, Najjera.
The Commissioner Somali Police has praised Ugandan Police officers, who are deployed there to keep peace, that they have done a great job in pacifying that country. “The Police Officers who are deployed there (Somalia) are really doing a good job, they are carrying out joint operations ,and we appreciate their efforts,” Brig. Gen. Saeed Abdihakim Dahir revealed this while meeting his Ugandan counterpart, Gen. Kale Kayihura, at Police headquarters, Kampala, Naguru today (11/11/2013) morning.
We have received information of planned terror attack (suicide bombing)on Nakumatt/Garden City this weekend. As Police with its sister security agencies verify the information, we request members of the public to exercise vigilance, especially in public places such as places of entertainment/worship and public events. Events managers must work
with Police to ensure total security at these venues.
Police Disciplinary Court has ruled that the five Officers who acted unethically towards a former employee of Mukwano Ltd, Mr. Kasim Ssuuna have a case to answer.
The court ruled that the prosecution proved that the five officers committed the offence and the evidenced produced in court including the video footage pinned them.
We would like to correct the wrong impression created by the Red pepper story of today titled “M7 Guard cited in Works Engineer Murder.”
The story alleged that the murder of Eng. Patrick Balamu Bisuti was carried out by a solider attached to Special Forces Command (SFC).
The story is totally false and baseless.
President Yoweri Museveni today October 14, 2013 commissioned and handed over 49 firefighting equipment units to Uganda Policeat Namanve, a Kampala suburb.
The equipments that president handed over to Police included 20 fire tenders, 20 water tanks, 2 ladder fire trucks, 4 water boats fire fighters and 3 fire rescue boats.
The President said that in a modernized country there are three crucial players; the population who are the most important key player, the producers for goods and services and Government which provides for regulation, safety and security for the population.
Today, 9th. October 2013 at about 0600, gunshots were heard from Saracen headquarters located at Lugogo bypass which could have alarmed members of the public.
Police under the command of the Division Police Commander (DPC) Superintendent Nganizi Wesley urgently responded to the gunshots. On arrival at the scene, Police found many Saracen guards blocking the main road (Lugogo bypass) and others attempting to break into the Company premises.
Since the meeting summoned and chaired by the Minister for Presidency/Minister for KCCA, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze of Tuesday 3, September and other subsequent meetings on boda boda registration, a roadmap was drawn for the registration process which in effect constituted the position of government.
Police, this morning received information from very credible sources that a wanted terrorist of German origin, Mueller alias Ahmed Khaled, entered the country yesterday, Tuesday, 01/10/2013.
As we join our brothers and sisters in Kenya to mourn the tragic loss of life as well as the injured in the Westgate Mall terror attack in Nairobi by the Al Shabab terrorists, we remind the general public that Uganda remains high on the list of targets of the Al Shabab and other terror groups.
The Fire Brigade police has completed a two weeks training course for regional fire safety officers which started on the 9th September 2013 to 21st September at fire brigade headquarters following the procurement of the state of the art fire fighting equipments.
Uganda Police have smashed a kidnap racket run by Nigerians who have been extorting money from their mainly foreign victims’ family. Police last month rescued an American national who was kidnapped by the Nigerian criminals shortly after he landed at Entebbe International Airport in pursuit of business prospects in Uganda.
The pastoralist communities along the Uganda- Kenya border spent four days of celebration to mark forty years since the signing of a peace accord at Lokeryama in Kenya in 1973. The Lokeryama peace agreement between Uganda’s Karimojong and Kenya’s Turkana, Kalenjin and Pokot (from Kenya and Ethiopia) communities had agreed to end cattle raids and to always settle their disputes peacefully and through violence.
Although the National Coordination Bureau (NCB) of the International Crime Police located in Mabua Road of Kololo is a very busy office, most of the clients on any given day are there to seek certificates of good conduct to present to their (mostly foreign) prospective employers. So many are these clients that even the small fee of about sh70,000 they pay translates into well over a billion shillings for the Treasury in a year.
Uganda Police Force administration has embarked on a comprehensive inspection of all its barracks establishments in the country, taking inventory of facilities, structures, utilities and capturing data of all the residents. In the process, individuals who are not entitled to stay in barracks are being removed. These include so-called dependants aged over eighteen years and are not immediate family members of police personnel.
Uganda Police during the month of July effected the long awaited relocation of its headquarters from rented premises on Parliament Avenue in the Kampala CBD to its own home on Naguru hill. The actual headquarters structure is yet to be erected and the newly constructed CIID base is serving as temporary accommodation for the head office functions.
It is a pleasant paradox; while the number of vehicles on Uganda's roads has double in the past five years from 363,658 in 2007 to over 700,000, road accidents in the period 2009-2011 'only' increased from 19,867 to 22,272. So while in absolute terms more accidents and even deaths occurred, this was at a decreasing rate in spite of the rapid increase in motorisation on the country's roads. The index of fatalities per 10,000 vehicles fell from 71 to 48 in the period.
The World Bank is stepping to boost efforts for making Ugandan roads safer by supporting the Uganda Police Force to enhance the capacity of motor vehicle inspection. Fifty motor vehicle inspectors are being recruited from within the force to undergo an advanced specialized cource in motor vehicle inspection and are expected to be qualified by the end of the year.
Usually, police are always expected to protect the public from unlawfully inflicted harm. But Uganda Police are also saving lives through provision of free medical services at their clinics.
Police in Oyam are holding two residents, part of a mob that attacked a police post in a bid to free a suspect who was being held there. Police resisted the attack and injured two of the attackers. Regional Police spokesman Sowed Mansur said the two are undergoing treatment until they are will be fit enough to be charged.
An SMG assault weapon that was grabbed from policemen on patrol in Jinja mid August was recovered September 19 with 26 rounds of ammunition. The weapon was found in a ditch by a wife of a UPDF soldier who was cultivating. She immediately notified the police. Kiira Region Police Commander SSP Alex Twebaze said two policemen were on motor cycle back when they were ambushed and violently attacked on August 16.
Following a recent agreement between the police chiefs of Kenya and Uganda on joint policing of Migingo, Busoga South Regional Commander has established SSP Augustine Ecotu has set up a sector command at the border to monitor deployments on the previously disputed island.