OPINION: Understanding Police Bond and Court Bail

If there are two words that are widely misrepresented in the entire criminal justice system, it is the Police bond and court bail. These two are associated with corrupt tendencies. Legally, the two are rights and surely, the Police bond is totally free of any charges. Unfortunately, whenever a suspect is released from Police custody on Police bond, many people, including some political actors, complain and allege that Police officers…

Uganda Police mourns death of Director of Police Band

The Uganda Police Force is mourning the passing of Commissioner of Police (CP) Josephine Kakooza who was the Director of the famed Police band. CP Kakooza was eulogised by the Inspector General of Police in a statement released on January 11th 2019. Commissioner Kakooza was born on June 8, 1955 and was at the time of her death the longest serving officer in the Uganda Police Force (nearly 50 years…

President Museveni Launches New Anti-Corruption Unit

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni today launched a new anti-corruption unit under the Office of the President that will receive and act on complaints related to corruption. This was during the Anti-corruption day celebrations held at Kololo independence grounds in Kampala attended by a cross-section of government agencies including JLOS institutions, members of the public and civil society organizations. This unit to be headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema is equipped…

Uganda Celebrates International Human Rights Day

Uganda joined the rest of the world on December 12 2018 to celebrate the International Human Rights Day presided over the by the Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Bart Katureebe. The event was preceded by a march around Kampala city that drew participation from JLOS institutions, development partners, human rights defenders, the media and members of parliament. READ MORE Published: December 12, 2018