Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said that
"Our fire prevention and rescue services officers responded on time, fortunately, the fire had been extinguished by other first responders using a nearby fire extinguisher, water, and sand." According to Owoyesigyire, all the passengers escaped unhurt.
The suspects were arrested during an operation that followed complaints about people who were masquerading as security personnel to impound motorcycles and later extort money from their owners. The group was mainly operating from the areas surrounding the clock tower in the Kampala Central Business District.
The Deputy Speaker was reacting to a video clip circulating on social media in which Uganda People’s Defence Force – UPDF soldier was seen forcefully pulling a traffic police officer to clearway for their vehicle registration number D02DF08P. The scuffle reportedly happened around Mukwano Mall, along Kyaggwe road at Kiseka Market downtown Kampala.
“Anything in control of government must be declared to the government. As an institute that employs accountants, how did it happen that these funds from development partners were not declared to the Treasury?” Aogon asked.
While appearing before COSASE, ULC officials led by the Undersecretary, Daniel Mugurusi failed to produce an updated inventory of the assets/database of land and other property owned by the Government.
Police Preliminary findings indicate that the suspects have been renting shops on different buildings, targeting places close to Forex bureaus, and shops dealing in Electronics, with an aim of robbing money and appliances.
The Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig Gen. Flex Kulaigye told URN that the investigations will establish what transpired at the scene, adding that whoever will be found in the wrong, will be handled according to the law.
John Baptist Asiimwe, the Deputy DPP resounded the call on Monday while interfacing with Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights on the state of human rights in the country spanning January 2020 – January 2022.
According to UCC, some other fraudsters call claiming to be agents of telecom companies like Airtel and MTN seeking to verify their mobile money pin codes because they have noticed unauthorized access.
By press time, 331 names have been posted on the police communication platform as having been appointed or transferred to new places. The moved officers range from the ranks of Commissioner of Police (CP) to Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP).
Sicty-five Assistant Inspectors of Police –AIPs have completed a three months course in crime scene management. The officers were drawn from the Directorates of Forensic Science (DFS) headed by Andrew Mubiru and of Police Health Services (DPHS) headed by Moses Byaruhanga.
Maj Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime, the deputy Inspector General of Police, says urban authorities need to make it a requirement for a very building to have security systems like CCTVs in place. Tumusiime’s calls comes at the time when the country is facing terrorism threats like attacks on fuel stations, supermarkets and homes.
Igoye said that during their interaction with the victims who also include girls who had just turned eighteen years and adults over 20 years, they noticed they had been trafficked from the districts of Mityana, Kiboga, Kassanda. Kamwenge, Kisoro, Masindi and Kabale.