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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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FMD outbreak hits Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja city authorities have confirmed the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The disease is prevalent in Masese, Jinja central business area and Budondo. Speaking to URN on Saturday, Rajab Kiito, the Public Relations Officer Jinja city, said FMD is mainly affecting pastoralists …

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Five arrested for vandalizing electricity towers, railway slippers

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five suspects are in police custody for allegedly vandalizing electricity towers in Kakira town council and railway slippers in different parts of Jinja district. Their arrest comes two weeks after the collapse of one of the electric towers along the Kakira power line following the theft …

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CURFEW: Policeman shoots dead teenager in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Corporal  James Musandiizi is currently on the run after shooting dead, 16 year old Nelson Waako while enforcing curfew guidelines on Saturday night. Waako, a resident of Mutai village, in Buwenge sub county, in Jinja district, was reportedly fighting a friend, Ashiraf Binywela in …

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Police arrest leaders of criminal gangs in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira region police are holding eight suspected ring leaders of criminal gangs that have been terrorizing Jinja city residents. Police picked up the suspects from the suburbs of Bugembe, Mafubira, Masese and Mpumudde in operations conducted on Wednesday night. According to police, the suspects are …

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