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Jinja Diocese to animate 2023 Martyrs Day

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholic Bishops have chosen Jinja diocese to organize and animate the 2023 Martyrs day celebrations at the Namugongo Martyrs shrines. The decision, which was made in a rare ‘special’ broadcast on Uganda Episcopal Conference-owned Radio Sapientia, is one of the Bishops’ resolutions from their …

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UPDF Brigadier Gen impostor arrested in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja police are holding 34-year-old Fred Okello on allegations of masquerading as a brigadier general in the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF, and robbing residents of their valuables. He was arrested on Wednesday night after police officers on duty noticed a seemingly young man donning a …

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Police investigates massive Kakira Sugar fire

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region, is investigating circumstances under which fire gutted the supplies department at Kakira sugar works limited, in Kakira town council in Jinja District. The fire emitted heavy flames which spilled over to surround the whole supplies department building at around 9.00Pm, …

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Child abandoned by kidnappers after five months abduction

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A five-year-old girl is undergoing treatment at an undisclosed medical facility in Jinja district after being dumped by her kidnappers. The minor’s mother, Brenda Nakalema says that the kidnappers abandoned Bushira Nambilo in Buwenge town council in Jinja district on Saturday. According to Nakalema, unidentified …

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Businessman shot dead in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in the Kiira region is investing circumstances under which, a Jinja-based businessman Shaban Malore was shot dead on Saturday night. Malore is reported to have been shot dead by two attackers who were riding on a numberless motorcycle. He had just arrived at …

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Renowned coffee dealer found dead in Jinja guest house

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira Region police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 60-year-old Ali Mugaya, a renowned coffee dealer in BB Guesthouse in Market zone in Buwenge town council in Jinja district on Tuesday night. The Guesthouse workers discovered his lifeless body this morning when …

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Jinja sugarcane tycoon killed in mysterious incident

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The mutilated and beheaded body of a prominent businessman in Jinja City has been found in a sugar plantation, with all indications that he was subjected to ritual sacrifice. Now Police in Busoga East are investigating circumstances under which the  53-year-old George Waidha, a …

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Jinja school fire attributed to poor electricity connection

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A loose power connection is to blame for the fire outbreak at St. Joseph SSS Nakanyonyi in Jinja City Northern division, which claimed the life of 13-year-old Emmanuel Muwumba on Tuesday night. The fire broke out in the boys dormitory burning Muwumba severely on the …

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Jinja Highway: Assailants have been monitoring victims

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The assailants who shot dead two mobile money agents in Jinja district on Saturday night monitored their victims for two months, according to police detectives investigating the double murder. The four assailants riding on two motorcycles gunned down John Nkabe and his Fred Bulago in …

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