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Houseboy kidnaps two school girls in Nakaseke

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Nakaseke District have launched investigations into the suspected kidnap of two female juveniles from Kirangazi village in Ngoma Sub-County. The victims were identified as PhionahTusingwire, 4, and Patience Tarindeka, 5, both pupils at Apex Model Primary School in Nakaseke District. They are believed …

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Jinja couple arrested for faking kidnap to raise tuition fees

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region on Saturday confirmed the arrest of Faridah Namugera and her husband, Michael Ngobi over faking kidnap. It is said that, Ngobi, a resident of Buwagi cell, in Budondo ward, in Northern division, in Jinja city reported to police on how …

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Kidnapped Kisoro child recovered

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 10-year-old pupil in Kisoro district who was kidnapped by a Congolese national has been recovered. John Mary Vianney Irankunda, a pupil at Nshungwe Primary School and resident of Kanyacucu village, Busengo parish Nyarubuye sub-county, was kidnapped by a Congolese national only identified as …

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Congolese casual labourer kidnaps pupil, demands sh8M ransom

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 20-year-old casual laborer has kidnapped a 10-year-old pupil in Kisoro district and is demanding a sh8 million ransom. John Mary Irankunda, a pupil at Nshungwe Primary School and resident of Kanyacucu village, Busengo parish Nyarubuye sub-county, was kidnapped by a Congolese national only …

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Nagirinya murder suspects belong to B13 criminal gang: Witness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The suspects who were involved in the murder of former social worker Maria Nagirinya and her driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa belong to B13, a notorious criminal gang in Nateete, the High Court Criminal Division heard Tuesday. Frank Nyakayiru, a senior investigator under the Chieftaincy of Military …

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Nagirinya murder: One suspect convicted, another all charges dropped

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecution has dropped charges against Raymond Marcos Okori for his alleged involvement in the murder of former social worker, Maria Nagirinya. The late Nagirinya was murdered together with his driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa on August 28th, 2019 following their kidnap in Lungujja. Nagirinya …

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Police rescue pastor, suspected kidnappers shot dead

Gomba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Flying Squad operatives have shot dead three suspected masterminds behind the kidnap of Pastor Mary Byarisya from Gomba district a week ago. Only one of the suspects has been identified, as Andrew Behakanira also known as Bashiru. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson says …

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MP Mayanja’s bodyguard reportedly kidnapped

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped Khalid Ssebi, the private bodyguard of Nakaseke Central Member of Parliament (MP), Allan Mayanja Ssebunya. Ssebi’s wife, Kasifa Ocogoru told URN that while sleeping at her home around 2am on Wednesday, her female friend knocked on her door with the …

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