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NIRA officials in Jinja city arrested over extortion

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five employees of the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA office in Jinja city have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from applicants. Their arrest follows complaints from national identity card applicants, who accuse the suspects of soliciting 20,000 Shillings. The suspects who are detained at …

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Jinja city officials commission construction of US$13M rescue center

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The construction of the US$13million search and rescue center at Masese landing site in the Southern division, Jinja city has got underway. A team of Jinja city authorities led by the Resident City Commissioner, Kyeyune Ssenyonjjo commissioned the project on Thursday morning. The project will …

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Former agriculture minister Matyansi Ngobi laid to rest

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of mourners on Thursday turned up at the burial of Matyansi Ngobi, at his home in Namulesa ward, Jinja city. Ngobi died on September 7, but his burial was delayed because some of his close relatives were still abroad. Ngobi, a seasoned politician and …

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Teenager commits suicide over failed relationship

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seventeen year old Peace Nabirye, a resident of Nawangoma B village in Northern division of Jinja city is reported to have committed suicide by strangulation on Wednesday after her parents disapproved the relationship she was engaged in with her brother in law. She strangled herself …

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30 arrested for leading strike in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja city are holding 30 youths for leading a strike and vandalizing vehicles in Namulesa cell in Northern city division. Key suspects in detection at Jinja Central Police Station are Ezra Kube, Alex Lubaale, Tadeo Mugerwa and Abbey Waiswa. They are accused of …

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Teenager arrested for orchestrating motorcycle thefts in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira region police have arrested 19-year-old Denis Magoola accused of orchestrating motorcycle thefts in Jinja city. Magoola was picked up from his residence in Wanyange cell in the Northern division on Wednesday after weeks of tracking. The officers recovered a sharp knife, an unspecified amount …

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15 arrested in crackdown on motorcycle thefts in Jinja city

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja city conducted a Thursday night crackdown where they arrested 15 youths suspected of masterminding ‘syndicated’ motorcycle thefts within the city. Police detectives also recovered sharp knives and a motorcycle registration number; UFG 115K, which is reported to have been stolen during the …

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Traders, transporters protest movement restriction at old bridge

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Motorcyclists ferrying food items from Jinja city to Njeru municipality staged a peaceful protest on Monday afternoon, protesting police’s continued restrictions on those trying to access the old bridge. The motorcyclists say that although they are left to freely access the bridge between 5:30am and …

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Jinja residents anxious about new city status

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in the outskirts of Jinja city are anxious about the operations of the new City, which, according to them, could have effects on land ownership.  Jinja City became operational on July 1. But some of the residents in the villages of Budondo, Mafubira and …

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