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Jinja on high alert as kidnapper demands sh28million for kid

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have stepped up the search for five-year-old, Shafic Ssemambo, who was kidnapped from her parent’s home in Namulesa ward in Jinja City Northern division on Saturday last week. The suspected kidnapper left behind a letter instructing Ssemambo’s parents to pay them a ransom of 28 …

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Businessman shot dead in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in the Kiira region is investing circumstances under which, a Jinja-based businessman Shaban Malore was shot dead on Saturday night. Malore is reported to have been shot dead by two attackers who were riding on a numberless motorcycle. He had just arrived at …

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Two dead in mysterious killing in Jinja City

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region is investigating circumstances under which two men were last night killed and dumped at different points within Wanyama Cell, in Northern division of Jinja city. The bodies were spotted by residents who were heading for work on Friday morning. Both …

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Car dealer arrested over defrauding clients

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region on Wednesday arrested Hussein Tizikoma, a resident of Iganga municipality over obtaining money through false pretense and defrauding his potential clients. Tizikoma was arrested from his hideout in Busei village, Iganga municipality following a tipoff from one of his victims who …

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Uganda gets Shs2.7bn from Sweden for solar energy

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited has secured Shs2.7bn grant from Sweden’s Swedfund to conduct feasibility studies for floating solar development in the country. | THE INDEPENDENT | UEGCL Chief Executive Officer, Harrison Mutikanga and the Sweden Ambassador to Uganda Maria Hakanson signed memorandum of understanding in Kampala on Oct.12. “The …

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Two tourists feared dead at Kiira Dam in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   Two tourists are feared dead after their boat was carried by the river Nile current towards Kiira Power station, whose spillways were open to release excess water. ESKOM confirmed the Sunday evening incident, saying a family of four and a lone boater who tried …

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Kiira Municipality strategizes to benefit from Martyrs’ day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kiira Municipality are laying strategizes that will see them benefit more from this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations. The celebrations take place on June 3rd every year although celebrations normally start several days before the climax. With less than five months towards …

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Truck fails to break, kills woman on Kiira Road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A yet to be identified woman died Saturday morning in accident involving a truck that failed to break on Kiira road stretch near Total Petrol station. The woman was on the boda boda but reportedly jumped off in panic as the truck started to hoot frantically.  …

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