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Two arrested over attack on Gadaffi Army Barracks

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been arrested in connection to an attack on Gadaffi Barracks in Jinja City. On Thursday, unknown people attacked the barracks and killed Sergeant Simon Peter Eyagu who was guarding Ambercoat road close to the barracks. Two guns were also stolen. In a …

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Buwenge farmer succumbs to Ebola

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Samples from a patient who died on Friday at Buwenge Health Center IV in Jinja district have tested positive for Ebola. The 45-year-old, Dan Waiswa, a farmer and resident of Kayalwe B village, in the Buyengo town council was admitted at Buwenge Health Center IV …

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Security arrest 137 in crackdown on criminal gangs in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 137 suspected criminals spent Sunday night in different police cells in Jinja following a joint security operation led by the Kiira regional police commander, Richard Okullu in Bugembe ward, Jinja City Northern division. The operation also led to the arrest of Alex Mugabi, …

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Jinja on high alert as kidnapper demands sh28million for kid

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have stepped up the search for five-year-old, Shafic Ssemambo, who was kidnapped from her parent’s home in Namulesa ward in Jinja City Northern division on Saturday last week. The suspected kidnapper left behind a letter instructing Ssemambo’s parents to pay them a ransom of 28 …

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67 remanded over Jinja protests

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja Chief Magistrate Jude Okumu, on Tuesday remanded 67 youths accused of involving themselves in protests along the different major highways within the Busoga sub-region. The suspects were arrested from different highway points in Jinja city and are said to have been part of …

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