Police embarks on digital gun registration in Kyoga region

By George Muron The Uganda police force has launched a massive verification and digital registration exercise of guns in east Kyoga region. The exercise scheduled to run for a week at the regional police headquarters in Soroti is aimed at capturing respective gun DNA, sounds and details of the respective handlers. The inter-agency team that comprises police, army, prisons and other government security agencies is led by Mr Agustus Ecotu the assistant commissioner of Police, who says the initiative is a fulfillment to the president’s directive intended to curb crime in the country. He said that the exercise targets to register all the guns in possession of officers in the police, Prisons, private security organizations and individuals. “Whoever has a …

Police rules out suicide in Entebbe Expressway shooting

By Ritah Kemigisa Police have ruled out the possibility of suicide in its investigations for the death by shooting of Joshua Ruhegyere and Melisa Tumukunde along the Entebbe expressway last Thursday. The duo was found dead with bullet wounds on the head at Nambigirwa Bridge in Wakiso District. Tumukunde was in the back seat while Ruhegyere’s body was stretched out behind the black Prado that appeared to have been parked on the roadside prior to the shooting. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists on Monday afternoon that they are investigating murder with the potential of a second or third party involvement.

Mugabe expected to be buried over the weekend

Robert Mugabe’s nephew said on Sunday, that a delegation was expected to leave Zimbabwe on Monday to collect the hero-turned-despot’s body from Singapore where he died two days ago. Mugabe, a guerilla leader who swept to power after Zimbabwe’s independence from Britain and went on to rule for 37 years, died on Friday, aged 95. His health took a hit after he was ousted by the military in November 2017, ending his increasingly tyrannical rule. He had been travelling to Singapore for treatment since April. “I can’t give an authoritative day, all I know is people are leaving tomorrow Monday to go and pick up the body,” Leo Mugabe said. “So assuming they get there on Tuesday and the body …

3 police officers arrested over Entebbe Expressway shooting

By Ritah Kemigisa Three police constables have been for their alleged involvement in the assassination of two people  along the Entebbe Express Way last night. The deceased have since been identified as 37-year old Merina Tumukunde and 38-year old Joshua Ruhegyera. The police spokesperson Fred Enanga has identified the trio as Davis Taremwa who is attached to the Tourism unit, Police Constable Mugote and Police Constable Atwijukye. Enanga says Taremwa is to be examined for any traces of gun powder that can place him to the scene of crime and why he abandoned his beat something that is illegal. Preliminary investigations show that the deceased moved with Taremwa whom they called from his duty station at Hidden Treasure in Entebbe …

Mixed reactions pour in over Robert Mugabe’s death

  Ever since the announcement of Robert Mugabe’s death, this morning, people have taken to social media to comment on the rule and life of the man who was president of Zimbabwe for 30 years. The president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa tweeted on his handle, “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.” Reactions to his announcement have been varied with some praising the former statesman and others demonising him. @Thabeloramu tweeted, “He failed dismally as statesman.” @jjnr_lesson995 in reply to those who were condemning Mugabe said, “You don’t know anything about politics bro- leave this to those who breathe for it. He Mugabe stood firm …