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UPDF warns Karamojong leaders against interfering in its operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies in Moroto have issued a warning to Karamojong leaders involved in inciting the public against operations mounted by the UPDF and anti-stock theft unit, for purposes of recovery of raided cows and arrest of criminals. The warning was issued by UPDF spokesman Edrin …

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Mumbere cancels coronation anniversary celebrations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu-OBR cultural leader, Charles Wesley Mumbere, has halted his 12th coronation anniversary celebrations that were due to take place on Tuesday. OBR had looked set to celebrate its first coronation anniversary in 5 years since the arrest of Mumbere, when the kingdom …

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Busia woman detained over child trafficking

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district have arrested a woman over suspected child trafficking. The suspect has been identified as Annet Zahra, a resident of Seme village in Buhehe sub-county. She is accused of kidnapping a 13 year old girl, with intention to traffic the minor to …

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Online hackers steal UGX14 billion from Uganda – Interpol

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The latest figures compiled by Interpol Uganda show that hackers have become more lethal in this Covid-19 era. The statistics on cyber-crimes contained in a report by Interpol director Charles Birungi, indicate that USD 4million, about 14.4 Billion shillings has been lost to online fraudsters …

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Two killed by unknown assailants in raid on a Chinese wood factory

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been confirmed dead in Kassanda district after unknown assailants allegedly raided and made away with unspecified amount of money from a Chinese wood factory. Police confirmed the dead as Police Probationer Constable-PPC, Ronald Amuku, attached to Wamala regional police and one of …

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Security foils traditional herbalists meeting in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials on Saturday afternoon foiled a sensitization meeting held by traditional herbalists in Kabale district. Over 100 traditional herbalists had converged at Town View Wakanda Guest House main hall located along Mitchel road in Central division, Kabale municipality for the meeting. However, during the …

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MPs want mudslide victims resettled in Bududa

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bududa MPs are requesting the government to consider resettling mudslide victims within their own district of Bududa. This is after the people who were affected during the 2010 Nametsi landslide and 2018 Bukalsi floods, were taken to Kiryandongo and Bulambuli districts respectively. During presentation of …

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Two dead, two injured in Luwero road accident

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have died on the spot and two others sustained life threatening injuries in a fatal road accident in Luwero. The accident occurred at around 11pm on Saturday night at Ngogoro village, about 70 kilometers into Luwero district, along the Kampala-Gulu highway after two …

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Nabbanja to probe corruption in Bukungu ice plant construction

Buyende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has vowed to investigate mismanagement of funds involved in the construction of the 2.5 billion Shillings Bukungu ice plant. Nabbanja stresses that failed operationalization of the multibillion project, even when available records indicate that the funds to ensure full capacity …

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