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Six year old killed for picking soya beans in neighbors garden

Kibuku, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kibuku district is investigating the murder of a six-year-old boy whose body was found dumped in a nearby soya-beans garden. The deceased is Sula Goso, a resident of Bugiri parish in Kasasira sub-county, Kibuku district. According to police, the minor who has …

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Congolese refugees in Kisoro decry physical, sexual abuse

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese refugees who fled to Uganda following fighting between M23 rebels and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in Rutshuru territory, have expressed concern over the rising cases of Gender-Based Violence-GBV. Fighting broke out last month after rebels attacked and captured …

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Four arrested for vandalizing water pipes in Kalaki

Kalaki, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing pipes connecting water to Kalaki and Kaberamaido districts. The arrest follows a severe water crisis that hit Kaberamaido and Soroti districts for more than one month. The suspects are Robert Kato, Samuel Lukyamuzi, Reuben Magezi, and Justus …

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SFC soldier commits suicide after shooting lover dead

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A soldier from the elite Special Forces Command-SFC has taken his own life after shooting dead his girlfriend. The deceased is Dickens Nuwamanya, 27, from the Special Forces Command 5th Brigade in Ruhegyere, while the girlfriend is Patience Kamarembo. The shooting took place on Tuesday …

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Pastoralists in Lamwo district evade eviction

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastoralists in Lamwo district are conniving with residents to evade eviction. The eviction exercise started on March 22 in Palabek Gem sub-county, however, the pastoralists have abandoned their known kraals and moved their animals to the bush to evade the eviction. Sisto Oyet, the LCV …

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Health ministry to phase out type A ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All ambulances categorized as Type One will soon be banned from carrying patients, according to the Minister of Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng. Aceng who was speaking at a function to receive a donation of three ambulances from Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency on …

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UPDF soldier convicted of failure to protect war materials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces General Court Martial in Makindye has convicted their own, Private Dennis Tumukunde of failure to protect war materials. Tumukunde was on Tuesday convicted by the court presided over by Lt. General Andrew Gutti. Tumukunde was in November 2018, arraigned before …

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