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Nyanzi lists nine grounds of appeal against court ruling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fred Nyanzi has listed nine grounds in his appeal against a High Court decision dismissing his petition challenging the victory of Muhammad Nsereko, the Member of Parliament for Kampala Central. Nyanzi who contested on the National Unity Platform-NUP ticket sued the Electoral Commission, the Kampala …

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Club Pilsner drinkers have new offer for next three months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Club Pilsner has launched a 3-month promotion to benefit its customers dubbed, Club Beat Coin, a digital currency that customers are now using to purchase the beer brand. Company executives say, the Beat Coin found under 500ml Club Pilsner bottle crowns is limited to Shs300 …

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CID investigating Kitagwenda district officials over missing UGX 200M for road works

Kitagwenda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID is investigating Kitagwenda district officials on allegations of embezzling 200 million shillings meant for the maintenance of a one-kilometre road. URN has seen a general inquiry file-GEF 684/2021, where unidentified officials are accused of embezzlement, causing financial loss and abuse of …

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Museveni renews fight against giving bail to murder suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has renewed his fight against giving bail to suspects accused of committing big crimes like murder. Speaking on Wednesday at the swearing in of new judges, Museveni said bail is not a constitutional right. “For somebody to kill a person and you …

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Parliament asks gov’t to intervene in Butabika hospital staff strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the government to intervene in the ongoing strike by Butabika Mental Referral Hospital medical workers and support staff. The Nakawa East MP, Ronald Nsubuga Balimwezo on Wednesday raised a matter of national importance regarding a strike by …

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Police rallies public to curb new wave of crime in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu has rallied the public to back up their community policing efforts to curb a new wave of gang rape and defilement cases. This follows an increase in the activities of criminal youth gangs. The offenders flout restrictions on night movements, waylay …

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67,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses set to expire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 67,000 AstraZeneca vaccines are set to expire at the end of the month. The vaccines were part of the batch of 128,560 doses that were donated by Norway. According to records from the health ministry, 12,000 doses are in Kampala and 8,000 in Arua. With …

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