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Police Speaks out on Kamwenge Mayor Torture Claims

Uganda Police have responded to allegations of torture against a suspect in the murder Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Reports have emerged that Kamwenge Mayor Geoffrey Byamukama had been tortured by officers that arrested him. He is currently undergoing treatment at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala. But in a Friday statement, Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye

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One Million Sim-Cards Fail Verification Test, to be Switched Off

Just a week to the deadline for the simcard verification, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has released an update of simcards that have so far been successfully verified. According to the update, details of 17 million simcards were sent for verification, 15 million have undergone verification while the details submitted for

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Kaweesi Murder: 8 More Suspects Charged

More suspects have been charged in relation to the murder of former Uganda Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi,  his driver Wambewo and his body guard, Kenneth Erau. The trio was gunned down by unknown assailants in Kulambiro in Kampala in March. On Thursday, Nakawa Grade One Magistrate Noah Sajjabi charged and remanded

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UMEME BULB SCANDAL: Shs 10bn Lost as Free Energy-Saving Bulbs End Up in Shops

A corruption scandal is unfolding after it emerged that free energy-saving bulbs were now being sold in Kampala shops and others vended on the streets. The 10bn project was a recommendation aimed at reducing power wastage. Consequently, Umeme was supposed to buy over 700,000 energy-saving bulbs. That would put the cost

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Makerere Students Arrested Over Stella Nyanzi Protest

Police in Kampala has arrested four Makerere University students for demonstrating in protest of trial and incarceration of research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi. The four, donning university undergraduate gowns, were arrested at Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court. They had gone to court to attend proceedings for Dr Nyanzi’s bail application. Nyanzi faces charges of

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Bushenyi Court Clerk, Agricultural Officer Kidnapped

Unknown attackers have once again hit Greater Bushenyi in western Uganda about three days after assailants kidnapped and killed businessman John Headex Rwamutwe. Silvertoli Ngabirano, a court clerk at Bushenyi chief magistrate’s court, and Savio Ariho, an agricultural officer at Ryeru sub-county in Rubirizi district, were kidnapped in Bushenyi Town and

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Panic as Thugs Drop Anti-Museveni Letter in VP Ssekandi’s Home  

Unknown thugs have dropped anonymous letters at the home of Uganda’s vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi in Kizungu village next to Hotel Zebra in Katwe-Butego division, Masaka municipality. The anonymous letters urge Ssekandi to join the move to end President Yoweri Museveni’s three-decade rule. The thugs refer to President Museveni as a

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More Details in Murder of Bushenyi Businessman Rwamutwe Emerge, Three Arrested

A Police investigation into the kidnap and murder of businessman John Headex Rwamutwe has unearthed more details that have led to the arrest of three suspects. Rwamutwe was kidnapped on Wednesday in his car and driven off to Ibanda where he was found dead. His body was found at the back of

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Kidnapped Bushenyi Businessman Found Dead

A businessman who was kidnapped from the western Uganda town of Bushenyi has been found dead in Ibanda district. Headex Rwamutwe was kidnapped Tuesday night from Bushenyi town by unknown assailants and his body was found lying lifeless in Ibanda district on Thursday morning. Bushenyi district police commander Damiano Katwesiime said information

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