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UCC Caution Public Against Social Media Hackers

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through its department of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has cautioned the general public about the mushrooming social media account hackers particularly WhatsApp after receiving numerous complaints from victims of the ongoing fraudsters. WhatsApp, a platform designed to enable secure one-on-one and small group conversation, has become a target for […]

Kyenjojo Homicide: Police Flying Squad Arrest 5 Family Members In Investigation

Crime investigators from police headquarters in Kampala and flying squad operatives have arrested five suspects (all family members) in connection to a gruesome murder of five children. Last week, five children belonging to a businessman identified as Joseph Tumwebaze of Kyenjojo district were brutally murdered by assailants who broke into the house on the night […]

Police Operation Bust Shops With Suspected Stolen Spare Parts

An intelligence led operation conducted on shops suspected of buying and selling spare parts of suspected stolen motorcycles at White Nile Zone, Katwe 1 Parish, Makindye Division, Kampala district last Saturday led to the arrest of eight suspects. The operation that was headed by DPC Katwe SP Rwamusayi Frantile was conducted in the shops of Mugerwa, […]

1 Dead as WFP Uganda Food Poisoning Scandal Deepens

At least one person has been confirmed dead after taking flour supplied by United Nation’s World Food Programme, Chimp Corps report. “One death has been registered from Amudat as a result of the porridge flour that was supplied by WFP to households,” said Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) on Sunday.  WFP agency on Saturday said […]

World Food Programme Suspends Blended Food Distribution in Uganda after Poison Reports

The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) agency has suspended distribution of Super Cereal, a fortified blended food in all refugees and settlement camps in Uganda. WFP in a statement released on Saturday said the suspension is a result of dozens of people being hospitalized over food poisoning in different health centers in Karamoja, reportedly, […]

Museveni: Joan Kagezi Rejected a Bribe from Terrorists

Prosecutor Joan Kagezi was gunned down on March 20, 2015 after refusing an inducement from terrorists, President Museveni has revealed. Kagezi was returning home in the evening when unknown gunmen shot her dead in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb. Almost four years down the road, Pol or are yet to hold the killers. However, while passing […]

Mbarara: Police Flying Squad Kills Armed Robber, Arrest Three In Operation

Police Flying Squad Unit on Friday conducted an operation in the western district of Mbarara in which it killed one armed robber. According to police, operatives tracked and cracked down a criminal gang operating in areas of Rwizi and Greater Bushenyi regions in Nyakaizi cell, Kakoba division. In a statement, the Rwizi Region spokesperson Samson […]

Makerere Polls: Police Introduce ‘Take Down’ Pepper Spray

By Prossy Nansubuga Police have deployed heavily at Makerere University where guild elections will be held today. The polls follow intense campaigning by students and violence on streets around the campus. He voting was expected to start at 8:30am till 4:00pm in line with guidelines provided by the University’s electoral commission. The 13 aspiring guild […]

War on Drugs: Uganda Police Torch Narcotics worth Shs 10bn

Uganda Police have destroyed 618 Kilograms of narcotics worth US $2.8m (Shs 10bn) at the Nsambya Police Barracks in Kampala. The drugs  were seized from drug traffickers from 2015 to date. The Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi commended the anti-narcotics officers and other security agencies for ensuring drug traffickers do not […]

MP Munyagwa Rushes to Supreme Court as Shs 100m Bribe Case Bites

Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa has asked the Constitutional Court to block his ongoing trial at the Anti-Corruption Court. At the Anti-Corruption Court, Munyagwa is facing three corruption charges, among them allegedly soliciting for a bribe of Shs100m from one Francis Kakumba so that the MP can influence his appointment to the Kampala City Land […]