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SPLA-IO RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

The juveniles, whose names have been withheld, had crossed into the SPLA-IO strongholds seeking to be recruited into rebel ranks.

It is believed that several Ugandan youths have been recruited into the ranks of the rebel group and are being used to stage ambushes between Juba and Nimule on trucks heading to either side.

Police Spoke Man Assan Kasingye told the media at Naguru that the three juveniles were handed over to the Uganda authorities by members of SPLA-IO after failing to recruit them because they were below 18 years.

The juveniles crossed into the rebel camps at Panyume-Payam point near the rebels’ strongholds, before they were rejected.

Kasingye says, the Police have information that several Uganda youths are being recruited into the rebel ranks, with some people in northern Uganda getting involved in mobilizing the youths and providing the youths the connection to the rebel fighters.

Kasingye warned the youths against the act, saying it puts their lives at the line of death.

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980 ON REMAND OVER BODA BODA OPERATION IN KAMPALA

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

President Museveni’s directive to work on Boda Boda cyclists has left many shading tears especially in the city center.

In just a space of two months, over 980 Boda Boda cyclists have been arrested by the police and just a few

Regional Police CID’s In Training

Kampala - Police Investigators in the East African region have camped in Kampala for a one week refresher Training in methodology and didactic s investigations. The criminal detectives with a specialty in cyber crime related total to 20 from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The One Million Dollar project will center much on equipping the 20 officers with skills in special Police forensic

Minister Challenges Investors On Localized Airline

The Minister of Tourism Maria Lubega Mutagambwa has called for need to have a localized airline which she says is the only missing link to boost tourism in Uganda. The Minister made the remarks during commissioning of Hotel African’s New Lobby and Restaurants during which the Minister revealed that the Hotel has been elevated to five star Hotel.

Election Observers Decry Electoral Violence

Kampala - A local body for Elections observers has decried the increased electoral violence that have threatened the credibility of the electoral process. In their monthly report, the Citizens’ Electoral Observer Network have profiled increased cases of electoral violence, especially in areas where the opposition is more grounded and strong.

LDC CANCELS CERTIFICATES OF PROMINENT CITY LAWYERS

Kampala: City lawyers Micheal Mabikke and Denis Mukasa are among the 16 practicing advocates whose post- graduate diploma certificates have been cancelled and recalled with immediate effect by the awarding institution the Law Development Center (LDC) for having engaged in examination mal-practice.

The cancelling of their post graduate diplomas in legal

EDUCATE SKILLS UGANDA THROUGH SCHOOLS

By UTN Reporter Kampala - The Civil Society has joined schools to fight the denting unemployment problem that bites hard especially among the youths in the urban centers.

CSO’s DRAG GOVERNMENT TO COURT OVER MP’s TAX

Kampala - The Tax Justice Alliance a consortium of Civil Society Organization have issued a notice to drag Government to Court over tax exemption of MP’s allowances. President Museveni signed the Income Tax Amendment bill 2016, on Monday 19th allowing Legislators a breathing space

16 Die On New Year Celebrations

Police say 16 people died during the New Year’s celebration in the greater Kampala Metropolitan region with over 57 people nursing wounds in different health facilities.

KANUNGU UPDATE

Violence reported in Kanungu last night in areas of Kitojo and Nyarurambi Parishes in Rugyeyo Sub County.

At Nyarutoojo Church of Uganda in Kambuga Sub