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Jinja police arrests 120 idlers in security operation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A total of 120 suspected idlers were arrested on Thursday evening during a security operation in Jinja district. According to Eric Sakwa, the Jinja resident district commissioner, the operation that started after 5.00pm was targeting street kids who allegedly killed a policeman the same …

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Sports industry in Uganda growing at slow pace – Cheptegei

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s IAAF 10,000 meter gold medalist, Joshua Cheptegei says that the sports industry in the country is growing at a slow pace due to inexperienced and unprofessional leaders governing the industry. Speaking to journalists after addressing students at his former school MM College Wairaka …

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Jinja residents raise funds for Walukuba maternity ward solar panels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Walukuba-Masese division in Jinja municipality have raised five million shillings to purchase solar panels for the maternity wing at Walukuba Health Centre IV. This follows the frequent power outages at the facility which has affected maternal health care. Records at the health …

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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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