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32 remanded in Kalangala for alleged fish poisoning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kalangala has remanded 32 suspects who were allegedly arrested for using illegal fishing gears and chemicals on Lake Victoria to kill fish. The suspects were arrested on Friday by the Fish Protection Unit-FPU from Nkose landing site in Mazinga sub …

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17 arrested for alleged fish poisoning in lake victoria

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Seventeen fishermen have been arrested with a substance which they were pouring into  Lake Victoria allegedly to kill fish so they can pick it easily when it floats of the surface Nsubuga Muhammad, the Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson says the 17 suspects are still detained …

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Two pirates arrested in Buvuma

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Buvuma has arrested two people believed to be behind the theft of boat engines on Lake Victoria. The suspects names are still withheld by security until investigations expected to lead to the arrest of others are done. Buvuma Resident District Commissioner, Kigongo Juma …

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Stray hippos kill cows, destroy crop gardens in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stray hippos from Lake Victoria have killed 7 cows, 5 goats and destroyed over 24 crop gardens in Busime sub-county in Busia district. The hippos rampaged in Busime and Lukaba villages which are on the Lake Victoria shores. According to residents, the hippos come …

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Marine police mount search for boat accident victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A combined team of marine police from Kenya and Uganda have joined forces to search for Ugandan traders believed to have drowned in Lake Victoria on Friday night. According to preliminary information, the 13 Ugandan traders were sailing on a boat with an unspecified number …

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