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Kakira sex video lands Jinja policemen in trouble

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four police officers accused of recording two love birds at Kakira along Jinja highway having sex in their vehicle and posting the video on social media have been apprehended. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga identifies the suspects as Corporal Mathew Magara, Police Constables Musa Semakula, …

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Land commission grills MP Balyeku over Jinja land saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja West Member of Parliament Moses Grace Balyeku says he spent up to 2.4 Billion shillings to buy off interests of six businessmen in the controversial Jinja district land saga. He told the Commission of Inquiry into land matters on Thursday that he bought …

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Commissioner seeks time to undo mess in Jinja land transaction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The acting commissioner for land registration Robert Opiyo has sought more time to undo the mess associated with a fraudulent land transaction on Plot 24 Kyabazinga way in Nalufenya in Jinja district. Opiyo said he needs up to Thursday to initiate measures for the …

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Police Foil Robbery at KCB Bank

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has foiled a robbery at  Kenya Commercial Bank-KCB branch along main street in Jinja town. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says two private security guards attached to pinnacle security stormed the bank in the company of an unidentified person and put three bank staff at …

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Cheaper electricity expected as Isimba Dam commissioned

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the Isimba Hydro-Power station, adding 183 Megawats of electricity to the National Grid and bringing Uganda’s total installed Power Capacity from the current 955MW to 1138MW. Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL) has reassured the country that Isimba will generate …

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MPs ask UNRA to repair road on old Jinja Bridge

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Physical Infrastructure committee want government to repair the road and strengthen the Owen Falls Dam Jinja Nile Bridge. The old Jinja Bridge also known as the Nalubaale Bridge was constructed in 1954 and was replaced by the New Jinja …

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Police investigates death of Swedish national

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja Police are investigating the death of 75-year-old Takis Pacis, a Swedish national. His lifeless body was found lying on a sofa set inside his residence along Kisinja road in Jinja municipality on Monday morning. The deceased was the proprietor of Bohemia resort along …

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Accident claims four lives in Mabira

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have been confirmed dead following an accident that occurred Friday night in Mabira Forest, along the Kampala-Jinja highway. Police records indicate that the accident occurred when a coaster registration number UBD 343P which was destined for Mbale, collided with a Kampala bound …

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Prisoners decry justice system, prison conditions

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inmates have decried the poor prison conditions and justice system that has unfairly kept many of them in jail. The inmates, complained about poor feeding, health facilities, congestion, denial of the right to vote, delayed appeals in court and an unfair criminal justice …

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