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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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41 arrested over Jinja protests

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region on Monday evening confirmed the arrest of 41 youths who are accused of being involved in the protests within Jinja city and Jinja district at large. The suspects are currently detained at different gazetted police stations within the Kiira policing area. …

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Jinja city officials under probe over illegal sale of school land

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the State House Anti-corruption Unit, alongside their counterparts from the Internal Security Organization-ISO and the Kiira regional police command, have intensified investigations into complaints of land grabbing orchestrated by Jinja city officials. The officers who flagged off their operations with a stakeholders meeting …

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UPDF recruitment in Jinja marred by forgery cases

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja city Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF recruitment center stationed at Kakindu stadium on Monday, was marred by forgeries of both academic documents and national identity cards by the potential recruits. The center attracted 4,000 youthful applicants from the districts of Jinja, Buvuma, Kayunga and …

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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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