Crime & Investigation

Kampala City Festival: 190 Arrested

The festival attracted Ugandans from all walks of life

A few months to the 2016 general elections, information pills the Uganda police force have added to their fleet another 80 new vehicles to help them with their work.

According to the police publicist Fred Enanga, sildenafil the force bought 25 vehicles for the Directors and their deputies, patient 25 single cabin pickups for patrols and 30 double cabin vehicles  to be used for operations.

“Many of them are still in our workshop but will soon be distributed to various areas and towns around the country to assist in service .This will facilitate police in fighting crime and ensuring the country is safe,” Enanga said on Monday.

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The police mouthpiece said that the force has added 80 new units which necessitated an increment in their fleet so as to fill the gaps in their operational requirements.

The new cars Police says will help easing their ever expanding duties

The new cars Police says will help easing their ever expanding duties

Enanga however could not reveal the vcost of all the 80 vehicles but said this would be availed when all the procedures are completed with and the vehicles are ready to be handed over to the various areas.

The police force early this year signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Italy that would see them get 3 helicopters and training for its officers to fight terrorism.

The MoU was signed by the IGP Gen. Kale Kaihura and the Commander of the Italian Police Tullio Del Sette at the Police headquarters in Naguru in Kampala.


Police in Kampala are currently holding over 190 people in detention after being arrested during the annual Kampala City festival on Sunday.

Addressing journalists on Monday, store police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the detainees are suspected of committing various offences including disruption of peace, recipe robbery and fighting.

“We had deployed between 800 to 1, 000 both plain and uniformed officers to effectively police the city festival and these did a great job of averting any havoc during the event,” Enanga observed.

“These were from the Flying squad, Special operations, Dog section, counter terrorism plus crime preventers.”

Generally, said Enanga, the festivities were peaceful considering the few cases of robbery recorded.

“Those arrested are being screened to enable those without any serious criminal linkages released whereas those implicated will have to face courts of law,” the police publicist added.

Thousands of Ugandans on Sunday thronged  the streets of Kampala to  celebrate the third  edition of the ‘Kampala City Festival’.

The event, organised by the Kampala Capital City Authority, is held on the first Sunday of October with an aim of celebrating culture, unity and diversity by Uganda’s capital.

This year’s event that targeted more than 2 million revelers from all corners of the country and the world at large  was  held under the theme “Colour” to reflect the city’s mosaic culture.


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