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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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Mayors in Tororo, Busia and Kapchorwa floored

  Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Incumbent Mayors in Busia, Tororo and Kapchorwa Municipalities have lost the bid to retain their seats. In Tororo Municipality, the incumbent John Opio lost to a businessman Kenneth Orono Onyapidi with just a margin of 133 votes. Orono garnered 3,284 votes against Opio’s 3151 …

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Curfew: 14 year old girl shot in Kapchorwa

Kapchorwa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A teenage girl is battling for her life at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital after being shot in the neck in an operation involving Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF and Local Defense Unit personnel in Kapchorwa district. The injured is Sandra Chemutai, a resident of Litei …

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Child labor cases worry Kapchorwa authorities

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kapchorwa district officials have raised a red flag on the increasing cases of child labour. The vice is common in Kaptanya, Tereyet and Kapusenda sub-counties and Kapchorwa municipality. Children are mainly involved in vending vegetables, firewood, fish and charcoal among others. Tina Cheptoek, the Senior …

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Kenyan nationals blocked from joining UPDF in Kapchorwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An attempt by  40 Kenyans to join the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces – UPDF in Sipi sub-region, has been foiled. The group included both male and female youths who had disguised their nationality in order to join the Ugandan army, in the ongoing recruitment …

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KAPCHROWA: 19 NGO workers killed in Uganda bus crash

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  At least 19 staff members of a non-governmental organisation died and six were injured Tuesday when the bus they were travelling in lost control and hurtled off a cliff in eastern Uganda, police said. “19 people have been confirmed dead and six others critically injured …

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KAPCHORWA: 19 dead in bus accident

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nineteen people have died after an accident on the Kapchrowa – Sironko road on Tuesday afternoon. Six survivors have been taken to Mbale and Kapchorwa hospitals for treatment. The accident occurred this evening at Tewei hill opposite Sipi falls when a bus registration number UG 2833E belonging …

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