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Museveni Extends Kayihura, Byabashaija Contracts Until 2020

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has extended renewed contracts of the country’s police chief and chief jailer for a period of three years each. If approved by parliament, Gen Kale Kayihura and Johnson Byabashaija will run the police and prisons respectively until 2020, just one year to the general elections – and

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KAWEESI MURDER PROBE: 13 Suspects Charged

Over a month since the murder by shooting of hitherto police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver and body guard, court on Friday charged 13 suspects killers and accomplices with murder, terrorism and aggravated robbery. The suspects were presented before Nakawa Grade 1 Magistrate Noah Ssajabi on Friday. The charges were

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Police Spokesperson Kasingye Receives Death Threats

Uganda Police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye has told reporters at the force’s headquarters in Kampala on Monday that he has received death threats because of a story published in a local daily. Kasingye, who replaced AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was murdered last month, revealed the name of the person and

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Former ISO Agent Arrested In Connection with Kaweesi Murder

A former Internal Security Organisation (ISO) agent has been arrested to help in investigating the shooting, 10 days ago, of three Uganda Police officers, including hitherto spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi. The officers were gunned down on March 17 at Kulambiro in Kampala. At the close of last week, police detectives of the

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Man in Bushenyi Kills Son for Eating Bread without Permission

Nelson Asiimwe, a resident of Kisibo cell, Bumbaire parish, Bumbaire Sub-county in Bushenyi district is being held by police for reportedly strangling his son for eating bread without his (father’s) permission. Greater Bushenyi regional police spokesperson Martial Tumusiime has confirmed that Mark Asiimwe (son to Nelson Asiimwe) was killed by his

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Axe-wielding Men Attack Village; One Killed, Seven Injured

At least 10 residents in Lwengo district have been injured after men wielding machetes, axes, sticks and other weapons attacked a village and indiscriminately injured locals. The attack happened in the wee hours of Monday. Eye witnesses say that the attackers, four in number, were travelling on motorcycles (bodabodas) and traversed four

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