Two Arrested in Posession of Bullets, Army Uniforms

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The duo was arrested on Thursday afternoon after a tip off about a group of people selling bullets in Walukuba division. Police officers accordingly trailed the suspects and later arrested them with 12 live bullets, several sets of army uniform, T-shirts, boots and bayonets.

Police in Jinja district have arrested two people found in possession of army uniforms and bullets.

The Officer in Charge of Jinja Central Police Station Tyson Rutambika says the suspects were identified as Ronald Kisira, a resident of Mafubira and Bernard Kadama from Masese I village, in Walukuba division.

He says the duo was arrested on Thursday afternoon after a tip off about a group of people selling bullets in Walukuba division. Police officers accordingly trailed the suspects and later arrested them with 12 live bullets, several sets of army uniform, T-shirts, boots and bayonets.  At the time of their arrest, the suspects had sold up to thirty bullets.

Rutambika says investigations into the source of the assortment are underway.
 
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The UPDF act prohibits any person, without authority, from manufacturing, selling, wearing or using any uniform authorized for use by the Defence Forces. Persons who violate the directive risk an imprisonment term of up to 7 years, on conviction.

 

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Beatrice Nyangoma
Beatrice Nyangoma values her independence as a journalist. This was one of her major considerations before she became a URN staffer in 2015.

Nyangoma says, "I like URN because it gives me room to decide what stories I want to work on. That is so important to me."

The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).