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Busia man commits suicide over Shs 2million court costs award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man in Busia district has committed suicide over pressure to pay a debt of 2 million shillings. The deceased is identified as Robart Wander, aged 45 years and a resident of Bunyuhe village, Masinya parish in Masinya sub-county. Wandera’s body was found on Friday …

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Police arrests six over murder in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police is holding six suspects in connection to the murder of 47-year-old Alex Omodo, a resident of Angorom village in Sikuda sub-county in Busia district. Omodo was cut on the neck on Wednesday night and his body dumped along the road in the neighbouring Makina …

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Busia residents raise concern about failure to fulfill electricity pledge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Sikuda sub-county in Busia district have faulted the president for failing to fulfill pledges on extension and distribution of electricity. In 2007, President Yoweri Museveni while campaigning during the by-election in Samia Bugwe North Constituency pledged to construct power lines from Busitema sub-county …

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CCTV cameras installed in Luweero town council, Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities and residents in Luweero town council and Busia municipality have expressed hope in the reduction of crime following the installation of CCTV cameras. In Luweero town council, the cameras have been installed at Balikyewuunya along the Kampala-Gulu highway, at Luweero-Kiwoko road in Kasana town. …

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Several left injured after NUP rally in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several supporters of National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu are nursing injuries from running battles with the police on Tuesday. Heavily armed police personnel spent a better part of Tuesday battling the supporters who were lined up along the streets of Busia …

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FDC leaders in Busia defect to NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party in Samia Bugwe North, Busia district have crossed to National Resistance Movement- NRM party. The leaders include: Ibrahim Okello, the FDC party chairman Samia Bugwe north constituency, Emmanuel Wabwire, the FDC vice-chairperson and Jorum Bwire Wessa, FDC …

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Busia health workers, VHTs protest over delayed payment of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers and Village Health Teams-VHTs are protesting the delayed payment of their allowances for the just concluded oral cholera vaccination exercise in Busia municipality. The health workers and VHTs were entitled to Shillings 280,000 and Shillings 240,000 respectively for the five-day exercise that …

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Stray hippos kill cows, destroy crop gardens in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stray hippos from Lake Victoria have killed 7 cows, 5 goats and destroyed over 24 crop gardens in Busime sub-county in Busia district. The hippos rampaged in Busime and Lukaba villages which are on the Lake Victoria shores. According to residents, the hippos come …

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Rising water from Lumboka swamp submerges 1000 homes in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 homes and crop gardens in 68 villages in Buyanga sub-county, Busia municipality have been submerged following an increase of water in Lumboka swamp. The affected people are from Magale, Busembe East, Busembe West, Nasinjehe, Bumirambako, Buhalariire, Buhonge, Buyunda, Nanyoni in Buyanga sub-county …

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Busia residents demand more doses of oral cholera vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busia municipality leaders are demanding for the provision of more doses of cholera vaccine to ensure that the entire population is vaccinated against the disease. The government-provided 60,840 doses of the oral cholera vaccine for the first round of vaccination which ended on Wednesday …

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