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Two arrested over kidnap of woman in Hoima city

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two suspects are in police custody in Hoima on allegations of kidnapping a young woman. The suspects whose identities have been withheld by the police for fear of jeopardizing investigations were picked up from Kihomboza cell, Hoima West division, Hoima city on Monday evening. According to …

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Armed thugs rob UGX 4 million from Kakumiro businesswoman

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three armed thugs have robbed a businesswoman in Kakumiro district of Shillings 4million. The gunmen raided a hardware shop belonging to Justine Kesande, a prominent businesswoman in Kikora trading center on Saturday evening, and placed her at gunpoint. They ordered her to surrender all the …

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Five arrested over brutal murder of 42 year old man

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Buliisa is holding five suspects in connection with the brutal murder of a 42-year-old man. The five suspects whose particulars have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are accused of murdering Ramadhan Oyirwoth, a resident of Kapapi village, Kapapi …

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Kinyara Sugar Limited speaks out on recent shooting of a cane cutter

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi based sugar producer, Kinyara Sugar Limited, has spoken out for the first time detailing the circumstances under which one of the cane cutters was allegedly shot dead during a protest over delayed payment. Richard Wanok, the company’s communication manager said they are saddened about …

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One shot dead as police disperse rioting Kinyara sugarcane cutters

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person was gunned down during a protest by over 200 Kinyara sugarcane cutters in Masindi district on Saturday evening. The deceased only identified as Rizfork, and resident of Arua district met his death when anti-riot police opened fire to quell the protest in Kibamba …

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Security guard arrested for shooting suspected thief dead

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Hoima is holding a security guard for allegedly shooting a suspected thief dead. The arrested security guard has only been identified as Awori, who had been deployed to guard a cattle farm owned by one Manzi Tumubwine in Kibaali village, Buraru sub-county in …

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Hoima Woman MP in trouble for assaulting her personal assistant

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima district Woman Member of Parliament Harriet Businge is in trouble for allegedly assaulting her personal assistant. She allegedly assaulted Racheal Asiimwe on Sunday for recording what was transpiring in a meeting the legislator convened at her home in Kasasa Rukonge, in Hoima West division, …

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Armed thugs attack traders in Kakumiro district

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three armed thugs have raided a mobile money agent and an electronics shop in Kakumiro district making off with 30 smartphones and an unspecified amount of money. The thugs stormed the shop in Mwitanzige trading center in Mwitanzige sub-county at around 9 pm. The gunmen …

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Casual laborer stabs employer to death

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kikuube police are holding a man accused of stabbing his employer to death. The suspect is Jackson Tushabomwe, a resident of Bwera village in Butoole parish, Kyanagwali sub county in Kikuube district. He is accused of brutally murdering his employer John Turyamureba, a resident of …

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Five perish in accident along Hoima-Masindi highway

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people have died and 20 others are nursing injuries after an accident along the Hoima-Masindi highway. The accident happened on Monday at around 10pm near Waaki bridge in Mbaarara village, Kitoba sub county, Hoima district. According to the police, a Fuso Truck registration number …

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