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Masaka murder suspects complain of torture in detention centres

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspects arrested in relation to the new spate of killings in the Masaka sub-region have pinned the security personnel for torturing them from the military detention where they were taken shortly after their arrest. The group was detained at Kasijjagirwa mechanized brigade based in Masaka. …

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Masaka murders: Buganda MPs want former security personnel profiled

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Buganda Parliamentary Caucus have resolved to pitch camp in Masaka city on Friday this week to assess the security situation following the persistent cases of murder in the greater Masaka region. The legislators resolved this in their caucus meeting held on Wednesday morning …

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Deputy Speaker Among wants vigilantes mobilised to fight Masaka murders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has called for the creation of village vigilante groups to counter the murders in the Masaka region. The people in greater Masaka comprising Bukomansibi, Lwengo and Masaka districts have been spending sleepless nights for several weeks following attacks …

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Katikkiro questions security’s failure to stop Masaka killings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga has wondered why security agencies have failed to stop the murders in greater Masaka region even when the assailants give notice of their intended attacks. He says that although security has arrested some of the suspects, there are …

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Masaka killings linked to terrorism – Gen David Muhoozi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister of Internal Affairs General David Muhoozi has said that security is investigating actions of terrorism concerning the recent spate of killings in the Masaka sub-region. For close to one and half months, the areas of Masaka city, Lwengo and Bukomansimbi districts which …

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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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Police names 15 prime suspects in greater Masaka murders

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security agencies investigating the rampant murders in greater Masaka have named 15 prime suspects after screening 68 arrested individuals. At least 26 people have been killed using machetes, clubs and other blunt objects in Masaka city and Lwengo district since July 21. While …

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Masaka murders toll rises to 28

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Machete-wielding thugs have killed another person bringing to 28, the number killed in unexplained murders in the greater Masaka region. The latest victim is 85-year-old Vincent Lusindi, a resident of Mpumudde village, Lyakibirizi parish in Kyazanga sub county, Lwengo district. Residents found his lifeless body …

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LCs unhappy with tactics being employed by Masaka security

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Village council leaders in Masaka have cautioned security organs against ordinary deployment which they say cannot effectively help in capturing the criminals who are terrorizing the area. Communities in the districts of Lwengo, Bukomansimbi and Masaka city are currently leaving in fear over a …

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