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Man dies in video hall after Premiership match

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region is investigating circumstances under which an unidentified man, suspected to be in his 30’s, died in one of the video halls located along Masese landing site, in southern division, in Jinja city. One of the employees at the video hall …

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Jinja Shooting: Police recovers stolen vehicle

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira region police have recovered a Toyota Wish vehicle that was stolen from two gunshot victims on Friday evening. Unknown assailants driving in a numberless commuter taxi gunned down Juliet Mirembe and Sadam Waiswa and made off with their vehicle Toyota Wish registration number; …

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Jinja gunmen shoot couple dead, flee with Toyota Wish

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have finally identified that the couple that was gunned down at Lwanda primary school, in Northern division, in Jinja City on Friday night. The deceased are Juliet Mirembe and Sadam Waiswa. The duo was shot dead by assailants traveling in a numberless …

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Umeme loses UGX2Bn in power thefts in Jinja area

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme officials within Jinja area have raised a red flag over the increasing loses accrued from power thefts. Jinja area comprises of Njeru municipality, Kayunga district, Jinja city, Jinja district and Magamaga town council. Officials say that due to continuous power thefts, they lose 4.1 …

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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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