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JINJA: Gunmen pickup three children of NUP coordinator

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unidentified gunmen have picked up three children of Musisi Kibugujju, the Jinja City Southern division National Unity Platform-NUP coordinator. According to Musisi, the plain-clothed gunmen forced their way into his home in Masese I village on Sunday and ordered his family members including eight children …

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Powerful individuals continue stealing departed Asians properties: DAPCB

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board-DAPCB, have expressed dissatisfaction over some powerful businessmen, whom they accuse of conniving with local authorities to grab former Asians property within Jinja city. Speaking at a locus visit presided over by Lady Justice Faridah Bukirwa at plot …

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UPDF impostor arrested in Jinja city

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Daniel Ongadia, a resident of Bugembe ward in Jinja City Northern division is behind bars for masquerading as a UPDF officer and robbing money from unsuspecting civilians. He was picked during impromptu police patrols in Bugembe, following a tip-off from concerned residents that he …

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Australian missionary found dead in toilet

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | James Peter Sculley, 68, an Australian missionary has died in a public toilet in Jinja city. The incident occurred on Thursday along Kutch road in Jinja City’s Southern Division. It is alleged that the attendant got concerned when the missionary spent about 15 minutes in the …

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Police burst racket of fake cement dealers

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have burst a racket of fake cement dealers in Jinja city and its surroundings, and arrested the ring leader Abdul Kyewalyanga. He was arrested Tuesday morning at a construction site along Clive road in Jinja City Southern division. Police also recovered 20 bags of fake …

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Seven brothers arrested over murder of businessman

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region has intensified the search for Shaban Malore’s killers, with the arrest of his seven brothers on Monday bringing the total number of those arrested to ten. The suspects are being detained at different police stations within Jinja city. Malore was shot …

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Jinja pastor arrested over suspected child trafficking, defilement

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira region police are holding 24-year-old James Muwanguzi, a resident pastor of Life in God International Ministries church in Jinja City Northern division for masterminding the trafficking and defilement of girls from different districts in Eastern Uganda. He was arrested on Wednesday morning when officers …

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Fire guts 25 stalls in Napier market in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has razed down 25 stalls in Napier market in Jinja City Southern Division. The fire is said to have broken out around 8:00pm on Wednesday night. It affected mainly grocery and live chicken kiosks. Eyewitnesses say that one of the walls in the market …

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IGG directs Jinja city authorities to nominate new land board members

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Inspector General of Government-IGG, Patricia Achan has directed Jinja city authorities to conduct fresh nominations of land board members, saying the previous exercise didn’t follow the right procedures. This stems from complaints by whistleblowers to the Inspectorate of Government indicating that the candidates nominated …

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