Two bodies discovered in a trench after a heavy down pour in Kampala

By Robert Segawa

Police have recovered two dead bodies along Nakivubo Channel at Clock Tower near Total fuel station, today afternoon after a heavy downpour.

The two bodies are said to have been carried by running water from different places.

The first body retrieved was of female juvenile aged 12 years, identified as Namazzi Alyera, a resident of Nsambya Kitooro, Makindye Division, Kampala Capital City.

According to Patrick Onyango Kampala metropolitan Police Spokesman, its alleged that Namazzi was playing with her friends during the rain and their ball fell in the trench.

She tried to remove the ball, but the water overpowered her and took her down the drain. Her body was discovered by a boda boda rider who saw it and immediately called the police.

While police was retrieving the body of the young girl another body of a male adult also was discovered in the same spot.

Onyango appeals to members of the public to be very cautious during this rainy season and avoid moving in the rain especially in flood prone areas.

Police headquarters closed over positive cases

By Robert Segawa

The inspector general of police Martin Okoth Ochola has temporarily closed police headquarters Naguru for three days to give way for decontamination .

This comes after top police officers currently under quarantine in Entebbe hospital and Jinja after testing positive of COVID-19.

According to police spokesman Fred Enanga, this was agreed upon to prevent Corona virus spread among police officers.

Enanga says that after fumigation they will also install disinfection booth at the headquarters to stop spread of deadly virus infection.

He further adds that all police stuffs in Jinja are undergoing testing to establish the extent of exposure to the virus as ministry of health team are working hard to trace the contracts to confirmed cases.

Police registers an increase in suicide cases

By Robert Segawa

Police has registered 275 cases of suicide have been registered country wide due to Covid-19 lock-down.

According to Uganda police statistics,there has been a registered increase of 20% compared to last year.

While addressing the journalist, at media center today the deputy police spokesman Polly Namaye said that the increased number of suicide in a country is fueled by depression due to the impact of Covid 19 and other challenges.

She mentioned that Lwengo district has the most number of reported suicide cases, followed by Rukungiri, Tororo, Nakaseke, Gulu, Mbale, Mpigi, Kakumiro, Adjuman, Koboko, Kumi among others.

She further urged Ugandan’s to seek help from expert’s instead of killing themselves.

Police officer accidentally shoots self

By Robert Segawa

A female police officer has accidentally shot her left leg ankle during an operation in which they were handling violet youth.

Police Constable Betty Achom attached Kawempe police station got the accident in Lufula Bwaise II ward.

According to Kampala metropolitan police spokesman Patrick Onyango , PC Betty Achom had loaded her gun and the bullet in chamber ,She accidentally touched the trigger thus shuttering her left ankle.

Onyango adds that PC Achom is currently receiving treatment at Mulago Hospital.

He also said that due to chaos in Lufula Bwaise II ward, elections were called off.

Onyango said that the youth election exercise was generally peaceful except for minor incidents of violence in some areas such as Mpererwe, Bwaise, Kisowera, Kawempe, Kyebando Nsoba, Kazo, Katabi, Bweyogere, Kiira, Kyaliwajjala and Kireka.

Bobi Wine sues IGP Okoth Ochola

By Sania Babirye

People power movement leader and National unity platform political party president Hon.Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobiwine has dragged the Inspector General of police and the Mbale senior police officers to the high court in Mbale seeking compensation in form of damages for allegedly blocking him from having a paid for radio talk show on one of the local stations in Mbale.

Through his lawyer Anthony Wameeli, Bobiwine has sued the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola, Mbale RDC Balasa Sulaiman Ogajo and the DISO of Mbale George Mwoda.

He wants the IGP and his co accused to pay him for violating his constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression .

He is also accusing them of discriminating against him since they said police officers allowed other politicians to hold their talk show on the same day on the sane radio stations.

Others being sued include Mbale regional police commanded Wesley Nganizi, Mbale DPC Ahimbisibwe Fred and Mbale CPS commander Kato Arafti.

Bobiwine want court to compel the said police officers to individually pay him punitive damages accusing them of during teargas amongst his supporters.

Bobiwine also seeks other declarations including a permanent injunction against police from ever stopping or interfering in his campaigns or talk shows on TV or radio countrywide.

Police office arrested due to negligence

By Robert Segawa

Police in Masaka has arrested one of their own over negligence. The said policeman is said to have been attacked by unknown people took off with his gun.

The arrested officer have been identified as police constable Moses Bitarabeho attached to Masaka police station.

According to Mohammed Nsubuga greater Masaka police spokesman, Bitarabeho has been guarding a UBC mast located at Bwara Hill in Masaka city. The unknown people are said to have cut him using a sharp object and run off with his AK47 riffle which contained rounds of ammunition.

Nsubuga adds that preliminary investigations indicate that by time of attack Bitarabeho could have been drunk.

Two women have been arrested to help in Investigation.

Man sets himself ablaze on after news of wife’s new marriage

By Robert Segawa

A secondary school teacher has set his self on fire after receiving information that his wife got married to another man.

A deceased has been identified as Moyiza Noah 35 year a secondary teacher at Dar es- Salaam secondary school also resident of Kijanangabo cell in Masulita town council Wakiso district.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire Kampala deputy police spokesman the victim was found in his house after he had set himself a blaze using petrol on learning that his wife got married to someone else.

It is alleged that Moyiza sent his wife to village during lock down but on visiting after two months he received the shocking news that she got married to another man.

Owoyesigyire adds that police from Kakiri rushed him to Kirudu hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Uganda Police, UCC names biggest media rights violators- Report

By Daudi Zirimala

The Uganda Police Force and the Uganda Communications Commission have been singled out as the biggest violator of media rights with Uganda police contributing 60% and UCC 22% of all the violations.

Speaking during the release of the 11th edition of the Press Freedom Index Report 2019 the Executive director of Human Rights Network for Journalists in Uganda (HRNJ-U), Robert Ssempala said that, the leading incidents of violations were perpetuated by security officers, especially the police who on several occasions block journalists from covering news and UCC being the second violator of the media rights its independence as a regulator being questioned.

He notes in 2019 a total of 165 violations and abuses were reported and journalists continue to work under unfavorable conditions that include being paid meager salaries, temporary employment and lack of job security among others.

However, Cornelius Beyanga from the Directorate of Human Rights and legal affairs in the Uganda Police Force said that in a bid to harmonize the working relationship between the police force and the media, the management of police is considering training police officers in media law so that stop violating media rights in course of their service.

Boda boda cyclist sets himself on fire after police penalizes him

By Robert Segawa

Police in Kasese in investigating circumstances under which a liquid soap vendor set himself ablaze after traffic police issued him an express penalty receipt of 40,000 shillings.

The victim who is now nursing severe injuries at Kazo health center IV have been identified as Hakiram Mugisha resident of Umoja village in Kasese district.

According to Charles Drabo officer in Charge of traffic Kazo police Mugisha was intercepted by the traffic police in Kazo along Kazo-Ibanda highway and police issued him a receipt of UGX40,000 for not wearing Helmet and Mask as part of standard operating procedure.

He adds that the victim run into a nearby bush set himself on fire using petrol and was rescued by community after police rushed him to hospital for treatment.

Police men sent to jail for fighting with suspect

By Robert Segawa

The inspector general of police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered arrest of two police officers attached to Bakuli police post.

The arrest order comes after a video of two officers fighting a suspect went viral showing that the duo ended up firing bullets.

The two officers who are currently detained at Railway police have been identified as PC Mpata Abed and PC Mbeine Seregio. They had duo had been sent to effect an arrest of a suspect.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesman they had gone to arrest one Faisal Ssebaduka who allegedly stole a kiosk that belonged to Juma Tumuhairwe along Namirembe road.

The two officers were charged with scandalous behavior as a move to arrest the suspect is on