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Teenage girl electrocuted to death in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A primary six pupil of Infant Preparatory School has been electrocuted in Kisanga B Nyamwamba Division of Kasese Municipality. Julia Biira a 16-year-old girl, reportedly stepped on a live electric wire that had fell down following heavy rains. Philimon Misika, the deceased’s father said his …

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Mpondwe Fish Traders complain of slow business

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The business community at the Mpondwe border post in Kasese District are continuing to decry the low fish business despite the construction of the multi billion Mpondwe market. The decline of the fish business is largely attributed to the continued operations of a competitive market …

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Stray elephants destroy gardens in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stray elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park have destroyed crops in Kyalanga village, Karusandara Sub County, Kasese district. More than 20 acres of bananas, maize, and potatoes were destroyed. Farmers said the attacks by stray animals are compounding the food insecurity brought about by poor …

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Loaded gun abandoned at LC1 Chairperson’s home

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kasese district are investigating circumstances under which a gun loaded with ten round of live ammunition was dumped in Nyakatonzi Sub County. Unknown persons abandoned the sub-machine gun at the home of Asasio Kahayika, the Kagongo village local council one chairperson. Kahayika …

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KASESE: Health workers under probe for selling gov’t drugs

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese municipality leaders have launched investigations into allegations of health workers at Kasese municipal health center III selling government drugs. There are also allegations that one of the health workers at the facility has been selling his own drugs to patients. The Town Clerk, Theophelous …

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Father detained for attempted murder of daughter over school fees

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese police are holding a father accused of attempting to kill his own daughter for stressing him over school fees. The suspect is Emmanuel Muhindo, a resident of Nyabibwa village in Rukoki sub-county, Kasese district. The suspect allegedly attacked his daughter with a machete in …

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KASESE: Six arrested over murder of two elderly women

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese police are holding six suspects in connection to the murder of two elderly women in Ndughuthu village, Bugoye sub-vounty. The suspects together with others still at large are accused of killing Faith Mulimba, 90, and Leonida Kyakimwa, 78, on allegations of practicing witchcraft. Rwenzori …

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Six Congolese nationals arrested for illegal entry into Uganda

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kasese has arrested Six Congolese nationals for illegal entry into the country. Nelson Tumushiime, the Rwenzori East Police Spokesperson says security personnel acted on a tip-off from residents in Kasese town and arrested the six, who were found in possession of forged …

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Family demands justice for dead relative in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of 75-year-old Muhongya Costa in Kasese district is crying out for justice. Muhongya was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified men driving a minibus alias drone, and later discovered that he had died and was buried in Kampala. According to the family, the unidentified operatives …

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Pastoralists in Kasese protest new land demarcation

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastoralists in Nkoko and Kayanja II villages, Kitswamba sub-county in Kasese district are protesting the new demarcations on a contested piece of land with cultivators. They are accusing the district leadership of siding with the cultivators and influencing the demarcation exercise. In 2007, the government …

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