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Police say Dr Abiriga’s wife has given new details in murder case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Betty Cherotic, the widow of the late Masindi District Health Officer Dr. Jino Abiriga, has reportedly confessed to hiring killers due to personal reasons, including jealousy. Cherotic, who has been in police custody for a week, reportedly revealed that one of the motives behind hiring …

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Dr. Abiriga praised for valuing integrity and professionalism at work

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in the West Nile Region and beyond have described the late former Acting Masindi District Health Officer Dr. Jino Abiriga, as a person who valued integrity and professionalism during his work. Dr. Abiriga was brutally murdered by unknown assailants on Sunday January 7th 2024 at …

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Four months old baby is injured by a chimpazee in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A four month-old baby boy is admitted at Kitara Medical center in Masindi district after being attacked and critically injured by a Chimpanzee. The child was attacked and critically injured on Wednesday afternoon in Marramu village in Budongo sub county. It is reported that the …

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Four arrested over brutal murder of Masindi DHO

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four suspects are in police custody in connection to the murder of Dr. Jino Abiriga, the former Acting Masindi District Health Officer-DHO. Abiriga was brutally killed in the early hours of Sunday, around 2 a.m., by unidentified assailants. He sustained severe wounds to the …

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Masindi hospital workers accused of extortion

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers at Masindi General Hospital have been accused of asking for bribes from patients before delivering service. The vice has reportedly become so rampant denying the poor patients services that should be free. They accuse the health workers of charging exorbitant amounts of money …

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Farmers in Masindi Alarmed By Cattle Thefts

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities and herdsmen in Kimengo sub-county in Masindi district have raised concerns about the surge in livestock thefts. Statistics in the sub county indicate that 380 cows were stolen between March 2021 and December 2023. The most affected cattle farmers are from the villages of …

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Guard arrested for shooting civilian

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Sunday Odongo, a private guard attached to Samurai security company group is in detention at Masindi Central Police Station for allegedly shooting a civilian. The incident occurred at Oil Energy pump fuel station in Kijura cell in Masindi Municipality at around 8 pm on …

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ICEA LION gives sh30million boost to 2022 Kinyara Golf Open

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  ICEA LION Group Uganda has officially announced a sponsorship package worth sh30million towards the 24th edition of the Kinyara Open Golf Tournament . Speaking at a press conference at the Uganda Golf Club Tuesday, Gabriel Kuria, ICEA LION General’s Chief Executive Officer said, ICEA …

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Woman arrested with UGX 9.5 million counterfeit curreny notes

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi police have locked up a 20-year-old woman for alleged possession of counterfeit currency worth 9.5 million Shillings. Fosca Orodriyo was nabbed from Kijura trading center in the Central division of Masindi municipality on Sunday evening, when she attempted to defraud a mobile money agent. …

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Headteacher arrested over defilement of pupil

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi police are holding Yosea Kiiza, the headteacher of St. Kizito Primary School Murro on accusations of defiling a 15-year-old P.7 pupil. He was picked up on Sunday evening by detectives from Masindi Central Police station. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda …

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