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Savers protest delayed release of parish community funds

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Intended beneficiaries of the pilot Parish Community Association-PCA development project in Jinja district have expressed dissatisfaction over delayed release of funds for the project. PCA is a revolving fund of 30 million Shillings managed under the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM, which is rolled out …

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Teacher arrested for eloping with former pupil

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Ayeni, a teacher at Brain Trust primary in Jinja district is on the spot for eloping with his former primary seven pupil. Trouble for the teacher started when residents noticed Ayeni living with the 14 year old girl in the staff quarters and tipped off …

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Kiira police recover gun stolen from deceased security guard

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered the pump-action firearm, which armed robbers stole from a security guard at Stabex pump fuel station in Jinja city in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Detectives from Kiira region recovered the gun while retrieving the body of 28 year-old Isaac Olupot, who …

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Court rejects Abdul Katuntu’s witnesses over inconsistencies

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Jinja has rejected three witnesses that have been presented by Bugweri county Member of Parliament Abdul Katuntu, for cross-examination in an election petition filed against him by his challenger Julius Galisonga. Galisonga, a candidate of the Forum for Democratic change-FDC party …

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Jinja residents in panic over death threats

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kibibi and Bujjagali cells in Budondo ward in Jinja city Northern division are in fear for their lives following the inscription of life-threatening messages on their walls. “I will kill you in one year,” reads the message believed to have been written using …

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Police rescues 13 year old from marriage

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police personnel attached to Bugembe police station in Jinja have rescued a 13 year old juvenile, who is reported to have been married off to a 17 year old teenager. The teen was rescued in an operation carried out in Budhumbuli cell, Bugembe, where the …

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Jinja district council approves executive committee

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja district council has finally approved four members of the executive committee. The election of the executive was halted following disagreements about the location of the district headquarters and a ban of gatherings following the outbreak of Covid-19. The names of the members were presented …

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Opposition Chief Whip survives mob in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Chief Whip John Baptist Nambeshe has survived being lynched by an angry mob after knocking a person. Nambeshe who was from Kampala heading to Mbale on Saturday knocked unidentified person at Namwezi along Kampala-Jinja highway in Njeru Municipality, Buikwe District. Juma Kanamwangi, an …

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