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Police recovers condolence money for Lwengo murder victims

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Lwengo district has recovered sh5.25 million , part of the condolence money that had been paid to fake relatives of machete victims that were presented to President Yoweri Museveni. The recovered money is part of the sh10 million which President Museveni gave …

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Government conned in condolence handouts to Masaka machete victims

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Patrick Mbabazi, an officer in the Lwengo district police Criminal Investigations Department-CID is on spot for presenting fake relatives of machete victims to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Early this month, 25 people from families that lost their relatives in machete attacks in Masaka sub-region met …

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MPs clash with Gen Otafire over Masaka killings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs clashed with the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Kahinda Otafire over the machete attacks in greater Masaka. The clash erupted while officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs led by Gen. Kahinda Otafire were appearing before the …

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MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana granted bail

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Masaka has granted bail to Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana for Makindye West and Muhammad Ssegirinya for Kawempe North. The two MPs were arrested on September 7 after they were summoned to Masaka Central Police station over the killings in the greater …

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MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana charged with terrorism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecution-DPP has amended the charge sheet against the Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana and his Kawempe North counterpart, Muhammad Ssegirinya. The two opposition legislators were remanded last week on three counts of murder and attempted murder in relation to the machete …

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DP calls for Otafiire’s resignation, interrogation over reckless statements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic party has called for immediate resignation and interrogation of Ministry of Internal Affairs Minister General Kahinda Otafiire, over statements he made in connection to the Masaka killings. While appearing on television on Thursday, Otafiire mentioned and insinuated that if the ruling National Resistance …

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Masaka killings: Four more suspects arrested in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police say they have arrested four additional suspects in Kampala in connection to the brutal killings in the greater Masaka region. Addressing journalists at police headquarters Naguru, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have arrested four suspects who are part of the criminal …

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Masaka’s machete murders

An over-confident president, weak police, and political intrigue Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Late evening on July 23, two men were riding home on a bicycle when they were ambushed and attacked by machete-wielding assailants. John Kabanda and Vincent Kalya were both hit on the head and left to …

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Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya

Why is government targeting the MPs over Masaka killings? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The charge with murder and remand of MPs Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya, to Kitalya Prison (later switched to kigo) in connection with the killings in the Greater Masaka region has sparked criticism from angry …

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