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Animal thefts on the rise in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least more than 50 cows have been stolen in the just ended month of May in Dabani sub county. Most affected are the villages of Buwuma “A”, Buwuma “B”, Bugunduhira, Mayombe and Nabuwambo. According to the residents, they have resorted to sleeping outside as …

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Newcastle disease leaves 9,000 chicken dead in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Poultry farmers in Buyengo parish, Dabani sub-county of Busia district have lost more than 9,000 chicken to Newcastle disease. Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral disease of all species of birds. It is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids from infected birds and …

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Busia man arrested for poisoning his own two month old baby

Peter Wandera is currently in police cells at Busia central police station Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district have arrested a man suspected to have poisoned his own two month-old baby while they were in Masafu hospital. The suspect has been identified as Peter Wandera, a 27 year-old …

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Three arrested in Busia over possession of military hardware

  Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been arrested in Busia after they were reportedly found in possession of military hardware. The suspects have been identified as Lucas Odiambo, Denis Sande and Catherine Misanya, all residents of Sofia B village, the Eastern division of Busia Municipality. They …

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Suspension of bus operations in Kenya hits Busia touts hard

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of bus touts in Busia municipality are redundant following the suspension of bus operations in Kenya. Last week, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta suspended bus operations in Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kajiado and Migori because of high cases of Covid-19. This saw major bus companies such …

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Busia fishmongers hike price amidst scarce fish supply

Fishmongers at Busia fish market are currently facing scarcity in supply from landing sites Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fish prices have shot up in Busia resulting from a huge drop in supply. Apparently, the fish supply has dropped from over 20 metric tons each day to less than 8 …

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Busia traders stuck with metric tons of maize

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Produce traders in Busia district are stranded with metric tons of maize worth billions of Shillings following Kenya’s ban on the importation of maize from Uganda. Busia produce market is one of the major hubs for produce and maize is one of the major commodities. …

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Relatives of NUP exiles storm RDC’s office in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Relatives of exiled National Unity Platform -NUP leaders in Busia district have stormed the office of the Resident District Commissioner – RDC demanding for their safety. At least four NUP party leaders fled Busia early in February this year after 2021 general elections in fear …

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