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Mob kills suspected cattle thief in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An angry mob has lynched a suspected cattle thief in Masindi district. The deceased was a notorious suspected thief identified as Muhammad Mwesigye, a resident of Kisindi village in Mirya sub county. Together with others still at large, they raided the home of Nicholas Tumwine of …

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Police impound stolen truck in Hoima city

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Hoima city has impounded a suspected stolen vehicle. Police impounded the Box-Body truck registration number UEB 530Z at around 7am on Monday along the Hoima-Butiaba road in East division, Hoima city. One suspect Shafik Murungi 28, the driver was arrested and is …

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Hoima city gets two new Divisional Police Commanders

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police top management has deployed two Divisional Police Commanders-DPCs to take charge of the two divisions of Hoima city. The two commanders are ASP Micheal Ojik who will take charge of Hoima West division, and SP Alex Wabwire, who will take charge of Hoima …

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Kakumiro police on the spot over escalating robbery cases

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Kakumiro district are up in arms against the police over the surging cases of robbery in the area. Residents accuse police of doing nothing to stop gunmen staging attacks in various parts of the district. According to the residents, about ten robberies have occurred …

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Hoima woman arrested for poisoning her baby to death

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Hoima is holding a woman on allegations of poisoning her own baby to death. The suspect has been identified as Erivanesa Kabagire in her 20’s, a resident of Bwikya village in Bombo sub county, Hoima district. It is alleged that on November 1, …

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Kikuube LC5 councilor Nyakojo killed in fatal accident

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kikuube town council LC5 councilor Birari Nyakojo has been killed in a fatal accident along the Hoima-Kikuube-Fortportal road in Kikuube district. Nyakojo who was riding a motorcycle whose registration number is yet to be established rammed into a stationary numberless tractor that had been …

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Fisherman jumps to his death on meeting FPU personnel on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A panicky fisherman died in the Lake Albert waters in Hoima district after seeing an approaching crew of Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU personnel. The deceased has only been identified as Owonda, a fisherman attached to Kijangi landing site in Tonya parish, Buseruka sub county, Hoima district. …

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Over 30 traders injured in Buliisa road accident

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 30 people have this morning been critically injured in a crash along the Hoima Biiso-Butiaba-Wanseko road in Buliisa district. The accident occurred when a Fuso lorry registration number UAP 038X carrying over 50 traders together with their merchandise from Masindi town heading to …

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Security heightened along Uganda-DRC border after bomb threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened security surveillance on the shores of Lake Albert in the Bunyoro region, which shares a porous border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The move follows terror alerts which were followed by two explosions in Komamboga, a suburb of Kampala and on …

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Pakistan national arrested in Kikuube under unclear circumstances

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kikuube district are holding a 23-year-old Pakistan national who was arrested inside Hoima sugar factory premises under unclear circumstances. The suspect holding a Pakistan passport has been identified as Ali Asim, who was a student at Rise and Shine secondary school Ntinda …

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