Category: Investigations

Crime
UPDF colonel detained over spying for Rwanda

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has arrested one of its senior officers to help in the ongoing investigations into allegations of spying for Rwanda. Highly-placed sources last night said operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), the investigative wing of the Ugandan army, picked up Col Paul Muwonge on Wednesday, last week. Col Muwonge, […]

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Crime
American tourist and his Ugandan driver kidnapped

The security agencies and Uganda Wildlife Authority have initiated joint operations to locate and rescue the American tourist with his Ugandan driver who was kidnapped on Tuesday. According to the Executive Director Uganda media centre, Ofwono Opondo, four armed men not yet identified ambushed the tourist with his driver at around 7 pm near Katoke […]

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Crime
Kyenjojo murder, five suspects arrested

Kyenjojo police have arrested five suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of 5 young children which occurred on the night of 13/03/201in Kahompo village Bufunjo sub county Kyenjonjo district. The attackers traced for Tumwebaze Joseph, their father, but found when he was not around; and instead attacked the five children in their bedroom and […]

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Crime
Five children of the same family stabbed to death

Shock and grief has engulfed the family of a businessman of Kahompo village, Bufunjo sub-county, Kyenjojo district following the murder of his children last night by unknown thugs in their home. According to the Regional Police Spokesperson Rwenzori West, ASP Lydia Tumushabe, the incident happened last night at about 1 am. “Unknown thugs broke the […]

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Crime
Police Initiates Investigation into Foiled Cash-In-Transit Robbery, Guns Recovered

The Uganda police have geared up investigation to ascertain what really transpired in what they have called armed robbery. Police at Kyambogo University on Tuesday responded to gun shots near Megha Industries, where upon arrival, they found security operatives from the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), who had put out of action, two would-be robbers, and […]

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Business
How power struggle, Katamba firing led to deportation on MTN CEO Vanhelleputte

MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte was Thursday night deported; weeks after three of the company’s expatriate staff were expelled. His deportation documents were signed by Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo, hours after he had been held and grilled by security. He was briefly detained at Entebbe International Airport before he was taken for an SN […]

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Business
MTN CEO deported over company’s dealings that are considered “prejudicial to national security”.

MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer – CEO, Win Van Helleput was yesterday deported on orders of the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo. CEO’s deportation came after a 4 hour interrogation by police, Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Joint Anti-terrorism Taskforce operatives at the special investigations division of Police in Kireka 14th, Fabruary […]

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Investigations
Body Recovered from Sala Plane Wreckage

A body has been successfully recovered from the wreckage of the plane that went down in the English Channel with Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala on board. The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed late on Wednesday that the victim, who has not been publicly identified, will now be passed to the Dorset Coroner, […]

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Crime
UCC suspends Daily Monitor over Kadaga “witchcraft” story

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the communications sector regulator has Wednesday, February 6 ordered Monitor Publications to cease Online publications effective today. Ibrahim Bbossa, the head of Public relations at UCC has confirmed the development. According to dated February 6 latter to Monitor Publications also copied to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, UCC Executive Director […]

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