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Gov’t to launch operations against cattle theft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Security Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi has said that the government will soon launch a special operation to curb livestock theft in the central cattle corridor. Muhwezi made the remarks during this year’s national heroes day celebrations at Kololo ceremonial grounds. He was …

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Mob lynches LC1 chairperson for alleged cattle theft

Kween, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have launched a manhunt for key suspects accused of killing Moses Chepsukor, the LCI chairperson of Tarak village, Kapkwata parish in Kween district after allegedly stealing two cows. Chepsukor met his death at the hands of a mob in Bukwo district on Monday evening. …

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Local council chairpersons in Soroti remanded over cattle theft

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Soroti Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded Osman Oyoma, the LC3 chairperson of Lale sub county, Soroti district in connection with the theft of seven heads of cattle. He appeared before Soroto Chief Magistrate Margaret Aanyu on Wednesday together with Kereson Erwatu, the LC1 chairperson …

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Suspected collaborators aiding cattle thefts in Katakwi remanded

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six suspects who have been collaborating with cattle thieves in Katakwi district have been remanded to Katakwi prison. They were arrested by the joint security forces early this week following an increase in the number of cases of cattle theft in the district. They are Martin …

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Agago leaders demand heightened security to curb cattle theft

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Agago are demanding the deployment of UPDF soldiers in spots frequented by the Karamojong cattle rustlers. The request follows the increasing raid of animals in the last one month. Kayanza Zanzibar Yamokolo, the LCV councilor of Lai-Muto town council says the Karamojong …

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Kagadi livestock farmers decry rampant cattle theft

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cattle farmers in Kagadi district have raised a red flag following the surging cases of cattle theft that have rocked the area. The most affected are farmers from six villages of Nyakabira, Isunga, Kahunde, Kyankwanzi, Nyakasozi and Muhangi all in Isunga sub-county of Kagadi district. The …

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Suspected Karimojong rustler gunned down in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers have shot dead a suspected Karimojong rustler in a foiled cattle theft in Kitgum district. The unidentified male adult armed with a bow and arrow, was reportedly gunned down at about 2am on Thursday in Lucim village, Akurumo Parish, Orom …

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Former parliamentary candidate probed for cattle theft

  Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Moroto is investigating Paul Oloo, a contestant in the recently concluded Parliamentary elections for cattle theft. Oloo, also known as Balabala-Moi, lost the Matheniko County parliamentary seat to Lokii John Baptist. It is alleged that the cattle were stolen from a …

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Bukedea residents plead with security heads over cattle theft

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Bukedea district are pleading with heads of security over the increasing cases of cattle theft. The residents say that they are losing cattle almost on a daily basis to unknown people. Their concern follows the alleged involvement of security officers in the vice …

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Police officer in Bukedea detained over cattle theft

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bukedea police are holding one of their own for alleged theft of cattle. The suspect is Richard Oluwony, who is accused of stealing cattle from Okolimeri village in Bukedea sub county. Charles Denaya, the acting Bukedea District Police Commander says that the suspect abandoned his …

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