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Policeman arrested over escape of suspect

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police in Kapchorwa District has arrested their own after a suspect escaped from custody. Fredmark Chesang, the Sipi Region Police Spokesperson says, Constable Dawin Cheptoek was on duty on Friday when the suspect Job Cherop, a resident of Kapenguria Ward in Kapchorwa Municipality, escaped …

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Solar powered street lights installed in Kapchorwa municipality

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Solar-powered street lights have been installed in Kapchorwa municipality. Two hundred lights were installed by China Construction Company Limited. The installation is part of the project for the construction of the Bukwo-Suam road. Each solar street light pole has a lightning arrester, an inbuilt solar …

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Kiplimo, Rebecca Cheptegei win UAF eastern cross country championships

Kapchorwa , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan Long-distance runner Jacob Kiplimo on Saturday won the regional cross country championships that were held at Tuban playgrounds in Kapchorwa Municipality. The 2022 Commonwealth double Gold medalist, comfortably secured the 10km race victory in 29:42.02. He was followed by Martin Magengo Kiprotich who …

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Meat consumption suspended in Kapchorwa over FMD

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sale and consumption of meat in Kapchorwa Municipality has been suspended following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD. An infected animal presents with blisters on the mouth and foot, loss of appetite, fever, and a drop in milk production. The disease causes severe …

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Kapchorwa residents seek by-law to regulate street children

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kapchorwa are asking municipal authorities to formulate an ordinance to regulate street children in the municipality. They say that the rapid growth in the number of street children is causing insecurity. The demand follows an incident where two street children from Kapchorwa were …

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Athletes gear up for National Mountain Running Championships

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has confirmed the date for the National Mountain Running Championships in Kapchorwa. According to Benjamin Njia, the Uganda Athletics Federation National coach and vice president of technical, the championships will be held on October 1st. He says that the championship …

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Kapchorwa CAO succumbs to Covid-19

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Simon Peter Kandole, the Chief Administrative Officer of Kapchorwa district has succumbed to COVID-19. Kandole breathed his last this morning at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital where he was admitted in intensive care in critical condition on Friday. Kapchorwa district LC V chairperson, Evelyn Kubalika says …

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20 cult members remanded in Kapchorwa

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Grade One Magistrate Court in Kapchorwa has remanded twenty men suspected to be members of a cult. They appeared on Tuesday before Grade One Magistrate Kwizera Vian. They were arrested last week for holding an illegal assembly and unlawful procession. The group led by …

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