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Rights body expresses concern over escalating human rights abuses in Uganda

Rights body expresses concern over escalating human rights abuses in Uganda

The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda (NCHRD-U) has  expressed concern over the escalation of human rights violations across 2019, specifically targeting Human Rights Defenders (HRDs). As we start the New Year – and a new decade – we wish to reflect on major incidents that shaped the year, available opportunities, and issue […]

Police budget slashed by 721 billion

Police budget slashed by 721 billion

Uganda Police Force requires 1.2 trillion shillings for the next financial year 2018/19 to curb crimes, increase capacity of police officers and improve public image of the force. The Undersecretary of the police force Rogers Muhirwa said that the force has instead been allocated 514 billion shillings, a shortfall of 721 billion shillings which will […]

Why Kansingye was dropped as police spokesperson

Why Kansingye was dropped as police spokesperson

The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, yesterday appointed Emilian Kayima new Police Spokesperson. Kayima replaced Assistant Inspector General of Police, Asan Kasingye. But why was Kasingye dropped in the latest reshuffle? Below are reasons doing rounds on social media. ALSO READ: Kayima appointed Police spokesperson, Kasingye dropped Kasingye often contradicted himself One of the shortest […]

Kayima appointed Police spokesperson, Kasingye dropped

Kayima appointed Police spokesperson, Kasingye dropped

The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, yesterday appointed Emilian Kayima new Police Spokesperson. Kayima replaces Assistant Inspector General of Police, Asan Kasingye, who had been appointed police spokesperson in March this year after the gunning down of then police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Kaweesi was gunned down near his home in Kulambiro. In a […]

MP says police should seek help from the army on disciplining their officers

MP says police should seek help from the army on disciplining their officers

The Woman Member of Parliament for Mitoma district, Jovah Kamateka, has asked the Army to assist police to instill discipline among its officers. Kamateka, who is the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights that her proposal   should be taken up by the country’s Security Council. She said that discipline in police officers is […]

Uganda Human Rights Commission Report faults Police on torture.

Uganda Human Rights Commission Report faults Police on torture.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has once again put the Uganda Police force on the spot as an institution that grossly violates and abuses the rights of its citizens according to their 2015  Human Rights report. In its 18th annual report to parliament detailing the status of the human rights observance across the country, the Commission […]

Police in Fort portal ruffs up Human Rights Activists

Police in Fort portal ruffs up Human Rights Activists

Gerald Kankya, an activist working with the Twerwaneho Listeners Club (TLC), a community based governance organization in Fort-Portal, Western Uganda and a host of other activists were allegedly attacked, assaulted and battered by about 30 club wielding men along Lugard Road in Fort Portal town on the afternoon of 23rd January 2015. Kankya says that […]

Red Pepper statement on police closing and deployment at offices

When the Police raided our offices on Monday May 20th, they had a search warrant demanding that we hand over a press release from General Sejusa’s lawyers which we had published the previous week.   We gave them the press release they had asked for but despite that they have continued to search our offices […]

Police again searches Ingrid Turinawe’s house

We have been told that the police have again searched Ingrid Turinawe’s house despite the fact that she was this week remanded to Luzira prison over treason charges. Turinawe is the head of the Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Women’s League. Ingrid was arrested on Monday in connection with treason charges. A source working with […]

Otunnu threatens to drag Uganda police officers to court over kidnap

The President of Uganda peoples’ Congress (UPC), Dr. Olara Otunnu has threatened to drag Uganda police officers to court over kidnap of one of their party member, Robert Kanusu. Kanusu, who is also the Press Secretary of the UPC President, was arrested last Saturday in Jinja district of Eastern Uganda by Uganda police for allegedly […]

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