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Christopher Obey is dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Principal Accountant in the Ministry of Public Service Christopher Obey has died. According to the Uganda Prisons Spokesperson Frank Baine, Obey passed away from the Intensive Care Unit at Mulago Hospital where he was rushed on Thursday. “Christopher Obey has gone to …

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Two bodies retrieved from Lake Victoria at Port Bell

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria by Marine police and local fishermen at Port-bell, Luzira. The two people drowned on Sunday evening where they had reportedly gone for fishing. The bodies of the two victims have been identified as Isilu Daniel and Iliyatu William …

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City lawyer Bob Kasango is dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Controversial but brilliant city lawyer Bob Kasango has this evening been declared dead at Luzira prison, after a suspected heart failure. Details of what happened are still scanty, but Lawyer Kasango was serving a 16 year jail sentence in the controversial pension case. Prisons PRO …

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Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde remanded to Luzira prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Hall Magistrates Court has remanded retired Lt General Henry Tumukunde to Luzira prison on treason charges. Court presided over by Senior Grade one Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise charged Tumukunde with one count of treason and two counts related to illegal possession of firearms. The …

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Education helps death row inmate to hope for freedom

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Richard Okurmur, a death row inmate, incarcerated at the Maximum Security Prison in Luzira says that the sentence cannot stop him and advised his colleagues to still build their lives, even when faced with a gloomy future. Sentenced to death for murder, Okurmur …

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Misusing computer misuse law

Kabuleta saga evokes different views from Uganda’s online community, experts kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | What exactly do Police mean by disturbance of peace and quiet of the president? And what exactly entails legitimate communication? These questions once again came to the fore following the most recent arrest of …

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UYD demands Bobi Wine’s release

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Young Democrats-UYD has unveiled the ‘Walk for Justice’ campaign with the aim of mobilizing millions of people to escort the Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine from Luzira Prisons on Thursday to Buganda Road court. The UYD Secretary General, Robert Mugambwa …

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How Uganda built best prison service in Africa

The Uganda Prisons Service has reformed over the years and has won praise for the best correctional system for prisoners in Africa. Canon Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General of Prisons spoke to The Independent’s Ronald Musoke about running a human-rights based correctional service. Uganda’s prisons system has been praised …

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