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7 year old girl beheaded in Kiboga district

Kiboga, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A 7- year- old girl has been beheaded in Kiboga District. The victim identified as, Esther Namujuri, was killed over the weekend in Central Division, Kiboga town. The Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said Namujuri was left home together with her 4-year- old brother Innocent Mujuzi. …

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Tasco industries casual labourers strike over poor working conditions

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 1,500 casual workers of Tasco Oil Industries in Jinja City on Monday laid down their tools protesting against the poor working conditions.  According to the workers, they lack protective gears which exposes them to accidents and pollution. The industry manufactures cooking oil, polythene …

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Security should not shoot people – Dr. Katebalirwe

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Human Rights Commission has asked security agencies to refrain from shooting people as it were last week during protests prompted by the arrest of National Unity Platform – NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. The Acting Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Dr. …

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Bobi wine Protests: Police insists they acted appropriately

  Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police continues to defend the actions of their personnel during last week’s protests following the arrest of National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, in which dozensa of people were shot dead. Speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media Centre during …

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Parliament starts scrutinizing amendments to leadership code act

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has started scrutinizing the Leadership Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020.  Introduced in 1992, the Leadership Code Act last amended in 2017 by parliament sets limits on the financial behaviour of public servants, require leaders to declare their incomes, assets and liabilities and put in place …

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CSOs advocate for non-conviction based asset recovery policy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Anti- Graft Civil Society Organizations have advised the government to adopt a non-conviction based asset recovery regime to recover state funds lost through corruption and embezzlement. Non-conviction based Asset Recovery is a procedure that provides for the seizure and forfeiture of stolen assets without the …

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36 remanded over free Kyagulanyi protests in Kyotera

Kyotera, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 36 people have been remanded to Ssaza Government Prison in Masaka district for participating in protests that rocked Kyotera town council last week. A total of 60 people were arrested on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from different areas of Kyotera. They were arrested …

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