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Thugs clobber businessman to death in Kakumiro

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thugs have waylaid and hit to death a business man in Kakumiro district. The deceased has been identified as 58-year-old Simon Atagwireho, a businessman in Kihuna trading center, Kakindo sub county in Kakumiro district. The incident happened on Thursday night at 10pm a few kilometers …

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Woman arrested over defilement of 5 boys

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Masindi are holding a 24-year-old woman on allegations of defiling five boys. Police has identified the  suspect as Scovia Nyamusana, a resident of Kamurasi cell, Nyangahya division in Masindi district. The victims whose names have been withheld because they are juveniles are …

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UPDF captain arrested for assaulting traffic officers

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Hoima has arrested a Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF officer for allegedly assaulting traffic officers. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson identified the officer as Captain Sam Kaziiro attached to the Chieftaincy of Mubende Rehabilitation Center. It is alleged that Kaziiro on …

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Fisherman drowns in lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A 35-year-old fisherman has died in Lake Albert after his boat capsized. The deceased has been only identified as Komakech, a fisherman attached to Mbegu landing site in Kabaale Sub county, Hoima district. His other colleague who survived is only identified as Opio. Fred Irumba, …

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Police battles NUP supporters in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police have used live bullets and teargas to disperse National Union Platform- NUP and Alliance for National Transformation-ANT supporters in Hoima town this morning.  Supporters of both parties had converged at Duhaga Roundabout in Hoima West Division for a planning meeting ahead of the 2021 …

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Masindi LCV chairperson arrested, released on bond

Masindi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Masindi on Thursday arrested Cosmas Byaruhanga, the Masindi LCV Chairperson on allegations of violating the COVID-19 guidelines. Byaruhanga was arrested at 7 pm in Kaborogota trading center in Pakanyi Sub County immediately after addressing voters in the area.  Byaruhanaga is contesting for Wilson …

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Four more suspects arrested over illegal possession of gov’t pistol

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kakumiro have arrested four more suspects over illegal possession of a government pistol.  The suspects whose identities have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing investigations were arrested on Wednesday night following an operation conducted by joint security operatives comprising of the …

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Kawempe man arrested in Kakumiro with govt pistol

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kakumiro have arrested a 28-year-old man on allegations of illegally possessing a firearm, moreover one which belongs to the government.  Ivan Nyanzi, a resident of Katooke zone in Kawempe Kampala district was found in possession of a government pistol registration number UG1012801417. Albertine …

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Police issues criminal summons against Hoima Woman MP for assault

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have issued criminal summons against Hoima Woman Member of Parliament, Harriet Mugenyi Businge for assault. Businge is wanted in connection to the assault of her rival, Beatrice Wembabazi which left her in coma. The two are contesting for the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket …

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