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Three dead, 100 admitted after alleged poisoning at funeral

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people are dead and 100 others are admitted at different health facilities following alleged poisoning at a funeral in Bukasami village, in Buyengo town council, Jinja district. The deceased include; Faisal Magumba aged 20 years, Suleiman Byanguwa aged four years and six year …

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Jinja police constable on the run after raping a suspect

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira Region Police based in Jinja are hunting for a police constable who is on the run after he allegedly raped a suspect from the cells. Salim Mugoya who was attached to Namaganga police post is wanted for reportedly a 20-year-old suspect whose identity we …

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Gen Katumba explains Kampala-Jinja Expressway delays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government and the donors for the construction of the  Kampala-Jinja Expressway and Kampala Southern Bypass project are yet to finalize negotiations on the terms. The project will be developed under the Private Public Partnership arrangement projected to run over 30 years. It will …

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UPDF soldiers sensitize public on the values of the NRA struggle

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 300 UPDF men and officers from Magamaga cantonment yesterday made a route march along the Jinja-Iganga highway, enroute to Bugweri district for the year’s Tarehe sita celebrations. The soldiers who covered themselves with fresh green leaves and dry banana leaves setoff from Magamaga barracks …

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URA impounds smuggled fabrics in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has successfully impounded two trucks loaded with fabrics illegally smuggled into the country through porous border points in different parts of Eastern Uganda. The operation, prompted by vigilante tip-offs, resulted in the seizure of fabrics worth millions of Shillings. The smuggled …

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Man commits suicide after killing wife in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 51- year- old man in Jinja has killed his wife and committed suicide. Fred Mitega, a resident of Buwagi cell, in Northern division, in Jinja, killed his wife, Zaina Nakisige after developing misunderstandings on Saturday. Mitega hit her in the head and she bled to death. …

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Children killed in Jinja house fire

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two children died after an inferno swept through their home on Saturday night in Jinja. The fire is believed to have originated from a candle that their mother, Hellen Mukyala had left on as she went to buy groceries at the nearby market. The fire …

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Jinja couple arrested for faking kidnap to raise tuition fees

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region on Saturday confirmed the arrest of Faridah Namugera and her husband, Michael Ngobi over faking kidnap. It is said that, Ngobi, a resident of Buwagi cell, in Budondo ward, in Northern division, in Jinja city reported to police on how …

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Politicians and clergy challenge followers on vigilance to fight criminality

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Politicians and clerics under Busoga Diocese have urged their followers to remain vigilant to combat the increasing instances of crime in their communities. During the Christmas Day celebrations at Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe in Jinja city, both politicians and clergy reiterated the importance of vigilance. They …

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