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Kawempe Hospital maternity full as deliveries triple

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Every hour, about five babies are born at Kawempe National Referral Hospital. According to the Deputy Executive Director, Dr Lawrence Kazibwe, they daily deliver between 100 and 150 babies ever since the second COVID-19 lockdown was lifted. This number is almost triple the 50 …

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Heavy rains blow off Equity bank roof in Kawempe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Heavy rains on Wednesday blew off the roof of the Equity Bank branch in Kawempe. Traffic was paralyzed for more than two hours as parts of the roof blocked the Kawempe-Bombo road. Traffic police, the fire brigade arrived and were assisted by residents to remove …

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Operation against numberless vehicles starts in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 50 vehicles without number plates on the roads have been impounded in Kawempe Division on the first day of the operation no numberless vehicle on the road. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that the crackdown follows increasing vehicles without …

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Kisenyi, Kawempe have the worst air quality in Kampala – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new Air Quality Index report for the month of September lists Kisenyi and Kawempe suburbs as areas with the worst air in Kampala Capital City. Giving monthly air quality reports is a new initiative by the National Environment Management Authority in collaboration with Kampala …

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Court dismisses petition against Ssegirinya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an election petition filed against Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya on grounds that he was not effectively served by his rival Sulaiman Kidandala. Kidandala’s lawyers of Alaka and Company Advocates filed the petition against the legislator accusing …

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Court summons Kawempe North MP Ssegirinya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrates Court has issued a criminal summons for Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya requiring him to appear and face trial on charges of inciting violence. The summons was issued on Friday by the Grade One Magistrate Marion Mangeni following a …

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CCTV cameras, flying squad reveal car theft spots

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For years, Katwe policing division has been known as the leading car theft zone in Kampala city. But it has now been replaced by Old Kampala and Kawempe policing divisions. Incidents of motor vehicle thefts captured by Closed Circuit Television cameras and Flying Squad’s intelligence led …

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5 arrested in Kawempe with pre-ticked ballot papers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Military police have arrested five people in Kawempe division in Kampala accused of pre-ballot ticking opposite Kolping hotel. Chaos broke out at Christian Life Church polling station after voters ganged up against a woman they found with pre-ticked ballots and was about to drop …

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Kawempe LC chairman disarms policeman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police is hunting for a Local Council 1 chairman who disarmed a policeman at the end of  Youth Elections in Kawempe Division in Kampala. Amidst election confusion, Cpl Jack Rutabaleka, was grabbed by six men and LC Chairman of the area Joachim Kimera came …

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