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Investigators rule out kidnap in death of Wakiso land dealer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A combined team of investigators has ruled out the possibility of kidnap in the death of Wakiso land dealer Samuel Musiitwa. Musiitwa was an elder brother of the late Star FM journalist Robert Kagolo. Musiitwa was found dead inside the car belonging to his wife Aanyu …

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Two arrested over alleged kidnap, murder of Wakiso land dealer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel have arrested two more suspects in the alleged kidnap and murder of Wakiso land dealer Samuel Musiitwa. Musiitwa who had been missing from April 20, was six days later found dead in the car belonging to his wife Florence Aanyu Adong. Musiitwa left his …

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Witch doctor, five others arrested over kidnap of two children

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kagadi police are holding six people, among them a witch doctor on allegations of kidnapping two children. The witch doctor has been identified as Sylvester Bagonza, a resident of Kyomunembe cell in Kagadi town council, Kagadi district. The particulars of the remaining suspects have been withheld …

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Ugandan trucker beaten to coma, 6 Kenyans kidnapped in South Sudan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan truck driver identified as Vincent Mulika, alias Kamanda is battling for his life after he was allegedly beaten to coma by the military and immigrations officials in South Sudan. Mulika was reportedly beaten on Wednesday in Nesitu, along Nimule-South Sudan highway while transporting cargo …

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Kireka family lose hope after a month’s search of their missing child

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of Scola Tumwebabaze, a resident of Kireka B in Kira municipality in Wakiso district is spending sleepless nights following the disappearance of their grandson Lucky Batuma under unclear circumstances last month. With tears rolling down her cheeks, the 60-year-old Tumwebabaze narrated to Uganda …

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Abductors pluck out fingernails of Bwaise man

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ronald Ssegawa, a resident of Bishop Mukwaya in Bwaise I in Kawempe division is suffering from excruciating pain following torture by his abductors. Unidentified people kidnapped Ssegawa near Avis Company along Tula road a fortnight ago. According to his family, they searched for Ssegawa in …

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Two NUP supporters rotting away in their homes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two National Unity Platform-NUP supporters who were allegedly kidnapped from Katoogo village in Nama sub county in Mukono North constituency are rotting away at their homes after undergoing a series of torture. Twenty-three-year-old Joseph Nkoyoyo Kyakuwa and 53-year-old Fred Kamya Yuya sustained serious injuries but …

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UPDF releases five suspects accused of aiding kidnap on Lake Edward

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five suspects who were arrested by Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF in Rukungiri district for aiding the kidnap of 10 Ugandan fishermen have finally been released. The suspects are Patrick Mugisha, the LC 2 chairperson Rweshama parish in Bwambara sub-county, Kenneth Niwagaba, Ismail Ngabirano, Hamad …

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