Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that Joshua Akanyijuka a 30-year-old resident of Nkere zone in Katwe was arrested following the recent attack and murder of a two-year-old child in Kanakurya Zone.
Of the10,595 parishes that make up the Republic of Uganda, one of them seems to be outside the jurisdiction of Uganda Police, the force mandated by the constitution to maintain law and order in the country. Following the terrorist bomb blast at Digida pork joint last Saturday, Uganda Radio Network –URN has received information that Uganda Police Headquarters is baffled by the realization that as things stand, none of its DPCs held oversight over Temangalo parish. The force is now trying to establish which of the most probable nearby 3 DPCs to hold accountable for what goes wrong in there.
Source told Uganda Radio Network that the crime intelligence team under the command of Brig Chris Damulira with the help of Closed Circuit Television –CCTV spy cameras tracked the movement of Matovu’s alleged accomplice.
A team of police officers led by David Muhooza the Community Liaison Officer Central police station-CPS today went to new taxi Park, Namayiba bus park and Kisenyi bus terminal requesting passengers to be vigilant and sensitized bus operators on security measures they have to put in place.
With tones of frustration, they endure lengthy queues on rainy and sunny days, in pursuit of justice. But for all, there is a common name pushing them into a state of being landless; Charles Kyagaba, a name that is featured in land wrangles dating as back as 2001.
The explosive device went off from within the bus as it travelled through Lungala in Mpigi district. But Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the exhibit and preliminary investigation show that the bomber was wearing a suicide jacket and had a detonator in his hands.
Ibrahim Mwesiga, Kiconco's brother says he learnt of her predicament last night after he called her phone and someone told him that she had sustained injuries in the explosion. Four of her siblings including Mwesiga are attending to her at Mulago.
In a security meeting with residents, and local leaders chaired by KMP Commandment Stephen Tanui at Komamboga playground on Sunday, few meters from the scene of crime, Tanui who vowed to apprehend all curfew violators in Kampala areas also faulted area police officers and their commanders for looking on when people continuously violated curfew regulations.
Some sources who preferred anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter say that the blast left behind a huge hole at the Centre of where people were seated and that some fragments hit people and cars as far as 100 meters.
"AFIEGO is not an NGO. It is a company. But AFIEGO staff do not constitute the non-profit company, a legal entity of its own that can sue and be sued. To be arrested for operating without a permit was therefore irregular," Bariyo says.
"So police is hiding these people from court because the charge against them cannot stand in court," he adds, "But if police thinks it has a good case, it should produce them in court and we defend them."
Noah Mukasa Sserumaga, one of the area leaders told Uganda Radio Network –URN that the explosion was heard minutes to 9:00pm at Digida eating point. Moments later, the area was engulfed in smoke and sounds of people crying for help.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that the crackdown follows increasing vehicles without number-plates on the roads which is not only against the law but also, the same vehicles are mostly being used by criminals.
Barely a fortnight ago, the Criminal Investigations Department raided Uganda Land Commission offices and picked some documents after receiving a complaint from a whistleblower that more than 21 billion Shillings had been spent on compensating people who did not exist.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, says that some of the victims of mugging have severally filed cases after losing their property to criminals who often try to push them into Nakivubo water Channel.
Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson said on September 22, 2021, a post Facebook by an account under the name Brison Olywl Oz declared that Ochola had “finally died” and that he should “rest in peace” prompting investigations into the incident.