Peter Deyong, a resident of Moroto Municipality says that they have fears that some of the SPCs may engage in criminal activities using the uniforms. “We fear they may use these uniforms to engage in crime,” he told URN on Tuesday.
The Uganda Police Force’s engineering department this week started erecting poles for the CCTV cameras to be placed on. They will be installed in prime locations which include Odokomit, on Lira -Kampala highway, Lira-Kitgum road, and Lira-Soroti road among other areas.
Alyanyo met his death when he went to excavate murrum from the site in Amuca parish in Lira City on Wednesday morning. His guardian, Bosco Ogwang, says excavating murrum and stone quarrying has been their mainstay activity for survival.
The Alany Cell LC I Chairperson, Jimmy Ogwang, says Okello’s arrest was prompted by complaints from community members implicating him for illegally acquiring military uniform and using it to antagonize their peace.
The protesters stormed the streets of Mityana municipality this afternoon with placards demanding that the Mityana District Police Commander, Alex Mwine Mukono unconditionally releases all the motorcycles he confiscated during the security raid on Saturday.
Police stormed the lodge at 6:30 am and sealed it off to visitors while those inside were not allowed to leave the premises.
Eyewitnesses say at least 40 occupants of the hotel were arrested. Police sources told URN on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter that missing laptop was being used by a police commissioner who was on official duties in the region.
Moses Opio and Edward Mutesa, all attached to Oyam Central Police Station had gone to arrest Boniface Muntu, a resident of Acot-owinyere cell, Western ward, Oyam Town Council for allegedly stealing water pipes, chamber covers, water meters and other water items.
According to Ebonga, after being punished by the clan leaders, the deceased reportedly kept telling his friends that he may end up taking his life because of persistent harassment by his step-mother. The deceased’s father, Vincent Oder separated with his mother some years back.
The deceased has been identified as Christopher Ocen, a resident of Buga cell in Kamdini Town Council and a cyclist at Corner Kamdini Stage. His body was found along Kamdini-Atapara road near Kamdini Primary School on Wednesday morning.
The causalities included the driver identified as Joseph Erienyu, his conductor and two passengers were injured when the bus hit a pothole near the railway line in Kumi, making the driver lose control, according to John Edepu Epongu, the Officer in Charge of Traffic in Kumi District.
Innocent Abongo, the Apac District Probation and Welfare Officer, attributes the increasing number of street children in the area to domestic violence. He says they are now considering handing over the street children to their respective families.
The trio was picked up on Sunday night by a team of Police officers from Kwania Central Police Station led by the District Internal Security Officer- DISO David Komakech for holding a campaign meeting in contravention of Covid-19 preventive guidelines.
The deceased have been identified as Joshua Okello 5 years old and the sister Tracy Among 2 years old. It is alleged that the mother of the deceased, identified as Rebecca Ajuru, was away to collect drinking water.
Lira District Police Commander Bernard Mugerwa dismisses the allegations as baseless, only that "...there was some confusion resulting from acts of hooliganism by the groups of people who had converged at the tally centre, we had to apply reasonable force to calm the situation, not necessarily extortion and torture as such ’’ he said.