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One arrested over arson attack in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One suspect is in police custody in Hoima in connection to an arson attack that claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman. The suspect whose particulars have since been withheld by the police for fear of jeopardizing their investigations is alleged to have raided Kibengeya …

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Body of teenager retrieved from Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of a teenager who drowned in Lake Albert in Hoima district has been retrieved. Fishermen recovered the body of 16-year-old Komakech Obama around 8pm on Monday. Obama who was attached to Kiryamboga landing site in Buseruka sub-county met his death around 4am on Sunday …

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Conman arrested for soliciting UGX 350,000 at court premises

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Hoima has arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly soliciting 350,000 Shillings. The suspect has been identified as Elisa Kato, a resident of Kigorobya town council in Hoima district. Kato was arrested on Monday at the Hoima Magistrates court after he received 350,000 …

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Assailants make off with security guard’s firearm in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown assailants have raided Kaaka Spare World shop in Hoima city and made off with a firearm belonging to a private security guard. The incident happened around 2am on Monday morning. The private guard whose firearm was stolen has been identified as Eunice Kobusinge, 28, …

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Two UPDF soldiers arrested for putting RDC, LC5 at gunpoint

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security in Hoima have arrested two Uganda Peoples Defense forces-UPDF soldiers for putting Hoima Deputy Resident District Commissioner-RDC, and the LC5 chairperson at gunpoint. The soldiers whose names have been concealed by security for fear of jeopardizing investigations are alleged to have committed the offense …

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2,000 families in Hoima face forceful eviction

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 2,000 families in Hoima district are on the verge of being evicted from their ancestral land. The affected families are residents of Rwobunyonyi, Kirindasojo, and Kihohoro villages in Buraru sub-county. They are feuding with Fred Mugamba, a tycoon in Hoima city over land measuring …

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Six arrested over wetland degradation

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six suspects are in custody at Hoima central police station for allegedly encroaching and conducting illegal activities in various wetlands. The suspects are Nasura Nakutu, Midred Kyasimire, Tito Onega, Dickson Sunday, Henry Kiiza, and Felix Sunday. They were arrested on Tuesday from Bombo, Kisukuma sub-counties …

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Hoima councilors want district land board investigated

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima district councilors are demanding investigations into the activities of the district land board. The call follows the escalating cases of land grabbing and the existence of fraudulently acquired land titles in the area. The councilors accuse the members of the board of allegedly conniving with …

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Hoima residents, leaders decry poor funding for roads

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima residents and leaders are demanding an increase in funding to revamp dilapidated roads in the district. Hoima district currently manages 540 kilometres of roads. However, it received only 40 out of the budgeted 140 million Shillings from the Uganda Road Fund to construct, manage …

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