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Police imposter arrestedi Hoima district

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A 29-year old man has been arrested in Hoima district for impersonating the police.   The suspect Benard Karubanga, is a resident of Kiryatete, a Hoima town suburb in Kahoora division, Hoima Municipality.  Karubanga was arrested on Friday evening in Kiryatete following numerous complaints from members …

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Hoima police arrests notorious thug

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Hoima has arrested one of the suspected thugs who have reportedly been stealing motorcycles from Hoima Central Police Station. The suspect has been identified as Johnson Tumuramye, 30, a resident of Kijungu cell in Hoima Municipality. It is alleged that Tumuramye together with …

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Eight bodies retrieved from Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The bodies of eight people who drowned in Lake Albert when their boat capsized on Monday have been recovered. The eight were returning to Hoima district together with several others from a funeral in Mukambu Mahagi zone in Bunia district in the Democratic Republic …

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16 feared dead in Lake Albert boat accident

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen people are feared dead after a boat capsized on Lake Albert on Monday morning. The boat carrying over 20 people, residents of Mbegu landing site in Buseruka sub country in Hoima district reportedly capsized at around 3 am. The occupants of the boat …

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Evicted Lake Albert fishermen stranded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 200 fishermen who were evicted from landing sites on the shores of Lake Albert remain stranded as the COVID-19 restrictions continue. The fishermen and their families were evicted on Thursday from Songagagi and Nana landing sites in Kigorobya and Buseraku sub-counties, Hoima …

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60 fishermen arrested for defying Covid-19 directives

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty fishermen have been arrested in Hoima and Kikuube districts for defying the Covid-19 preventive guidelines. The fishermen were picked up while fishing on Lake Albert on Sunday night in violation of the curfew. The affected fishermen are from Kaiso, Kyehoro and Mbegu in …

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Two siblings killed in family feud

Kakumiro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A family feud has claimed the lives of two siblings and left two others nursing machete wounds in Kakumiro district. The dead have been identified as Ben Kyamanywa and Joseph Mbale, both residents of Kyetume village in Kirisa parish in Kitaihuka Sub County. It is …

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Kenyan National arrested for theft of UNBS vehicle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police in Hoima has arrested a Kenyan national on allegations of stealing a vehicle belonging to Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS. The suspect Felix Agoro 32 together with others still at large allegedly stole a land cruiser vehicle registration number UBD 172P. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine …

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Herdsmen raise concerns over cattle thefts in Bunyoro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herdsmen in Bunyoro sub-region have asked police and leaders to find a solution to the rampant cattle thefts in the area. Cattle thefts have been rampant for the past three months in Buliisa, Hoima Kikuube, Kiryandongo and Masindi. The farmers blame the police and …

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Security heightened on Uganda-DRC border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has been heightened along the shores of Lake Albert in Bunyoro districts to avert cross border crime during the festive season. The districts with heightened security include Buliisa, Hoima, Kikuube and Kagadi. They often experience a surge in attacks by suspected armed Congolese militiamen …

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