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Thirty machete wielding men arrested in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region on Monday confirmed the arrest of 30 machete wielding men, whom they accused of terrorizing residents in the different parts of Jinja city. The suspects were arrested on 4th and 5th February, 2023 following a public outcry over increasing cases of insecurity …

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Four machete assailants arrested in Kawempe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested four men suspected to have robbed and raped a woman in Kawempe division, Kampala city. The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies the suspects as Joseph Katabi, Mike Sserwada, John Musana and another only identified as Musinguzi. According to preliminary …

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178 arrested over Kampala, Wakiso machete attacks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 178 suspected thugs have been arrested over a new spate of machete-wielding attacks within parts of Kampala Metropolitan areas. More than 15 people have been injured in three separate attacks in Namungoona, Kyengera, Kawempe and Nabweru-Nansana areas since last week by machete-wielding assailants, …

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Coffee dealer hacked as panga-wielding assailants strike Masaka again

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and sister security agencies in Masaka region are hunting for unknown assailants who have started terrorising communities once again. On Wednesday night assailants hacked a coffee dealer in Kirimya town leaving him in critical condition. Shafik SSendyowa, a resident of Gayaza Lubowa LCI …

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Elderly persons in Lwengo abandoning homes to evade machete assailants

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several elderly persons in Lwengo district have fled their homes following threats of attack by unknown assailants. At least seven homes in Kyoko, Mirembe and Kaganda villages in Kingo sub-county, Lwengo district have been abandoned due to the apparent state of fear caused by machete-wielding …

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FDC doubts gov’t commitment to solving greater Masaka security crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | If government security agencies managed largely to pacify Somalia, deploy in Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic among other countries, why is it taking long to decisively deal with bijambiya (machete) murders in greater Masaka region? Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) …

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Machete-wielding thugs hack Kagadi woman to death

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown thugs raided Kiryanjagi trading center in Kabamba sub county in Kagadi district, killing a woman. The machete-wielding thugs invaded the residence of Omuhereza Naku where they hacked his wife to death identified as Omuhereza Nassy. They also hacked two children in the same family living …

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