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URA halts operation against Kenyan registered motorcycles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has temporarily halted its operations targeting Kenyan registered motorcycles operating in the Eastern Uganda border districts. The tax body launched the operation early this month to impound the illegal motorcycles in Busia and Malaba in Tororo. The operation was meant to extend …

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Riders of Kenyan registered motorcycles desert Busia town over URA crackdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,000 boda-boda riders in Busia have deserted the business because of the ongoing operations by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA on Kenyan registered motorcycles. According to URA estimates, there are over 2,000 Kenyan registered motorcycles operating illegally in Busia district. The owners of the impounded Kenyan …

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Mayors in Tororo, Busia and Kapchorwa floored

  Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Incumbent Mayors in Busia, Tororo and Kapchorwa Municipalities have lost the bid to retain their seats. In Tororo Municipality, the incumbent John Opio lost to a businessman Kenneth Orono Onyapidi with just a margin of 133 votes. Orono garnered 3,284 votes against Opio’s 3151 …

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Two security guards arrested over alleged theft in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Busia district has arrested two private security guards for alleged theft. The guards have been identified as Abubakar Ngolobe and Godfrey Okello Ouma both attached to Tiger security group. They were picked up on Thursday morning by police following the theft of …

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Six arrested for defacing Museveni’s posters in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district are holding six suspects for defacing the National Resistance Movement-NRM party presidential candidate, Yoweri Museven’s posters. They are accused of defacing Museveni’s posters pinned on the walls of buildings along streets of Majanji road and Tororo road in Busia town. ASP …

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Police arrest 50 year old woman for beating grandchild into coma

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district are holding a woman identified as Mwajibu Nakibiranga aged 50 years, accused by her neighbors of beating her granddaughter into coma. Mwajibu Nakibiranga, a resident of Mawero East B village, Eastern division in Busia Municipality is accused of beating a …

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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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